- 2004 National Lesbian & Gay Conference
- 30 July 2004
Conference requires the NLGC to have a meeting with the National Blood Service and Department of Health to ensure that “best practice” and inclusive processes are in place when blood collection in workplaces is taking place.
Conference is concerned that when blood collection takes place in workplaces individuals could be “outed” when gay men who have wished to give blood find that they are unable to do so if they are sexually active and that there is a bar in place to accepting a donation of blood from them.
Conference notes with concern that just 6% of the adult population give blood in the UK. Conference further requires that the NLGC develop up-to-date advice and information for members who might want to donate their blood.