The Nebraska Blood Bank is changing its blood donor screening process to allow gay men to donate blood. The question of sexual orientation will be completely removed from the screening questionnaire.
The Nebraska Community Blood Bank will introduce a new donor screening policy on Monday that is no longer based on sexual or gender identity.
For years, blood donors were screened based on sexual identity, under a policy specifically targeting gay and bisexual men, but that has now changed.
A new system is being implemented across the country to make it so eligible blood donors will be identified through an Individual Donor Assessment questionnaire instead of based on their sexual preferences.