The Ministry of health changed the guidelines for blood donors. The new regulations will come into force in a month.
Radio «Kahn Beth» reported that on Tuesday, June 13, the Ministry of health sent out to hospitals and blood banks a new instruction that allows for blood sampling from Ethiopian immigrants and homosexual men.
In the instructions it is stated that the natives of Ethiopia can donate blood one year after repatriation. Commentators have noted that the paragraph on introduction of the annual «quarantine» is not discriminatory, since such restrictions apply to all immigrants, and natives of the country, which a long time spent in the country with the unfavorable epidemiological situation.
Homosexual men can donate blood one year after last sexual contact.