Can gay or bi-sexual men donate blood?
Medically reviewed on October 31, 2023.
Yes. Carter BloodCare is FDA compliant and supports science-based donor eligibility screening that is safe and inclusive.
New criteria ask all donors, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, if they’ve had a new or multiple sexual partners in the past three months. If a donor answers yes, they will be asked if they’ve had anal sex with any of these partners. If a donor answers yes, they will be required to wait three months from the date of their most recent encounter. If they answer no, and meet all other eligibility criteria, they will be able to donate.