Tag Archives: France

Macron Wins

In the French Presidential election, Emmanuel Macron has won by a thumping two votes to one margin. The centrist/Liberal leader of the newly formed En Marche party succeeds Socialist President François Hollande. His victory in the second round of voting nationwide was by 19.8m to 10.4m votes, winning almost all the counting areas. He is the first French president in over […]

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Blood ban reform: France Delivers

France has ended its lifetime ban on men who have sex with men donating blood. Reform of the blood ban was part of President Hollande’s election platform. As in the UK and USA, there will be a 12 month bar from blood donation, so if you’ve had sex with another man in the past year you cannot donate blood. That […]

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Blood ban reform: France next?

Hot on the heels of The Netherlands, France too has decided that the country’s lifetime ban on men who have sex with men donating blood should be ended. A similar move was made in Britain four years ago, though Northern Ireland retains a lifetime ban as policy on the matter is devolved to the Stormont Assembly and Democratic Unionist Party […]

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