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Warren demands US ends ban on blood donations from gay men

Senator Elizabeth Warren is asking the federal government to speed its review of the current ban on gay men donating blood.

Warren’s office said she and a core group of four other lawmakers co-wrote a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday, signed by more than 80 colleagues, after a constituent from Roslindale complained to her that his blood had been rejected for donation after the Marathon bombings. Senator Edward Markey and Representatives Jim McGovern, John Tierney and Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts all signed on as well.

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