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Blood, Sex, and Fears: The Legacy of the FDA “Gay Blood Ban”

As a boy growing up, I learned early to eat liver. With enough servings, I even learned to like it. Every time my dad gave blood, my mother cooked liver and onions for all of us because doctors recommended replenishing the body’s iron after giving that gift of life to others. With his type O …

175p CallahanEdward J. Callahan, PhD
University of California, Davis Health System
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Committee