There is a constant need for blood and donors are essential in maintaining an adequate supply. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bans gay and bisexual men from donating blood. An outdated ban that has been proven should no longer be in existence. On July 11, a nationwide blood drive will take place to bring attention to the ban and help save lives. Gay and bisexual men will show their willingness to contribute by bringing allies to donate in their place. This grassroots effort to create change cannot happen without YOU.

The Portland blood drive will take place at the Red Cross Donor Center at 524 Forest Ave. from 7 am to 2 pm.

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