LGBTQ+ Blood Donor Eligibility Guidelines
Versiti is committed to fostering an environment of support and inclusion and acting as an agent of change.
We believe in making blood donation more accessible to the LGBTQ+ community and are taking steps to advocate for change at the federal level through ongoing research at Versiti Blood Research Institute. We also stand in full support of efforts by our peers and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make blood donation more inclusive.
Our top priority is the safety of our donors and the patients we serve. In 2020, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA made changes to some of its donor eligibility requirements for the LGBTQ+ community. We are required by law to adhere to these guidelines.