By David Klassen
An upcoming blood donor clinic in Winnipeg will raise awareness about the men who have had sex with men policy (MSM).
The Ally Blood Donor Clinic is a partnership between Pride Winnipeg and Canadian Blood Services. The clinic encourages eligible individuals (the ally) to donate blood on behalf of MSM individuals.
“While the MSM policy is seen as controversial amongst the LGBTTQ* community, Pride Winnipeg will continue to work with CBS on finding a way in which MSM individuals whom are not practicing high risk activities can donate blood in Canada,” said Jonathan Niemczak, president of Pride Winnipeg.