The absurd reason the FDA bans many transgender women from donating blood

Why doesn't the Food and Drug Administration allow heterosexual transgender women to donate blood? Well, for one, it doesn't acknowledge the existence of trans people, at least when it comes to blood donations.

The issue goes back to a longstanding blood ban, but it came up again in a recent story by BuzzFeed's Dominic Holden, in which two trans women are suing one of the world's largest blood companies, Florida-based CSL Plasma, for refusing to allow them to donate. But the company...

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