“The FDA’s updated rules bar any man who has had sex with another man in the past three months from donating blood or plasma.” “He told Anderson Cooper in April that after recovering, he signed up for a program at Mount Sinai in New York because the hospital system put out notice of an urgent need for plasma from people who had overcome coronavirus. “They said, ‘You can’t do it,'” Cohen told “The View.” “I was hurt. I just thought well this is crazy, technology has come so far.” “They’re worried about HIV in blood,” he said. “But I’m HIV negative. And you can find that out, and then you can test my blood a couple of times before putting it into a system.” The “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” host said he’s been speaking out for months to urge the FDA to reexamine the outdated rules.”

Andy Cohen said he has ‘robust’ Covid-19 antibodies but can’t donate plasma because he’s gay
TV host Andy Cohen said he’s disappointed that — even though he’s tested positive for “robust” Covid-19 antibodies — he isn’t allowed to potentially help coronavirus patients by donating plasma because he’s a gay man.
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