Supreme Court agrees to examine Centre's Blood Donor guidelines that prohibit donations from gay men and transgender persons

The plea states that during the COVID-19 pandemic, many members of the transgender community who needed blood were unable to get it from their trans relatives or loved ones, as a result of the Guidelines.

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice in a plea challenging the Union Ministry of Health blood donor guidelines, which prohibit transgender persons and gay men from donating blood (Thangjam Santa Singh v. Union of India).

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