Big news in blood. The FDA just lifted the LIFETIME BAN on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. The ban is from the 1980s, when nobody understood "gay cancer" (aka AIDS) and people were scared of gay blood. That's why they made up the rule: you can't donate blood if you're a man who has had sex with another man even once since 1977.
Now the U.S. is slowly evolving, behind many other countries that have changed policies in the past few years. The new plan is: men can donate blood as long as they haven't had sex with a man in the last year.
Is the FDA's latest policy on gay blood donation restrictions already behind the times?
Jen sat down with fashion designer Tom Ford and Hollywood leading man Rock Hudson to discuss the issue in a roundtable way.