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Gay Canadian Organ Donors to Face Extra Scrutiny

San Diego, Calif. – Males who had sex with a man within the past five years will face heightened scrutiny in the organ-donation system under a Health Canada policy enacted in December, The Globe and Mail reported Jan. 10.


Health officials will speak to the donor's family and friends to glean information about the individual's behavior and warn potential recipients of the details.

Even though organs are tested for such things as HIV and hepatitis B and C, officials worry that the testing may not be definitive.

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