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‘No blood from you, you’re LGBTQ’

DNMUM392673 | 7/18/2017 | Author : Anagha Sawant | WC :348 | Mumbai



Mumbai: What can be termed as clear case of discrimination, National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) considers Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community as 'High Risk Group' and hence says the community is not allowed to donate blood.
This has been revealed following a Right To Information (RTI) query filed by RTI activist Chetan Kothari on April 26. The RTI was received by the NACO's Blood Safety Division on June 22 and Jolly Lazarus, Central Public Information Officer has replied to the RTI on June 30. The CPIO was not available to comment on the issue.
Dr Farah Ingale, Senior Internal Medicine Specialist, Hiranandani Hospital in Vashi, said, "They are categorised as High Risk Group mainly because th
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