Can gay men donate organs in Canada?


Rob Salerno writes at Xtra:

Can men who have sex with men be organ donors in Canada? That’s a tricky question. You’d be forgiven for thinking they can’t, since they’re banned from donating blood if they’re sexually active. In fact, the relevant regulations suggest that gay men’s organs aren’t acceptable in Canada either.

Still, some public health agencies say they are, such as Ontario’s Trillium Gift of Life Network which advertises that “everyone is a potential donor regardless of . . . sexual orientation . . . All potential donors are evaluated on an individual, medical, case-by-case basis.”

So who’s right?

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