About Blood Equality


According to researchers, we’re turning away more than 615,000 pints of blood each year in the United States — blood that could help save the lives of more than a million people — simply because the donors are gay or bisexual men. The policies in place are not based on science.

It’s time for a different approach.

Blood Equality was launched in partnership with Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and Blood Mirror Project to stop the discrimination against prospective donors and allow everyone an equal opportunity to donate blood.

It’s time for true Blood Equality.


Raise your voice to help lift the ban on blood donation from gay and bisexual men. Share your ideas, photos, videos — and be sure to use #BloodEquality to say how you feel about the ban. Let’s raise our collective voices to make sure we are all heard.

Although lifting the FDA’s ban on blood donation from gay and bisexual men will be a long process, we can still take action NOW. It’s time to speak up and make your voice heard on social media for #BloodEquality! And keep an eye out for news and updates.