When a ban for gay people in UK to be donors was thrown down 5 years ago, the donated blood has become much safer, experts say. In part because people are still skeptical about gay blood donation. They still expect some danger, so the blood samples are now checked more regularly and more attentively which decreases the possible risk.
Currently gay men are allowed to donate blood 12 months after they last had sex with another male. The government announced last year that they will be reviewing the year long ban on gay and bisexual men. Instead of screening on sexual orientation, they may propose screening on sexual behaviour.