HARBURG, GERMANY - JUNE 08:  A woman donates b...The ban on the donation of by in is due to be lifted ‘in the coming months'.

Minister of and Affairs Marisol Touraine announced the move as she gave blood on World yesterday.

She told : “The criterion [for donation] cannot be the of sexual relations or .

“The only criterion is that of risk, and on that point we will ensure that men who have sex with men are able to give blood because that is not, in itself, a risk factor.”

She added that the move would be made

“in the coming months”.

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