Title

"City" piece on Portland Biologicals, a plasma center on Congress Street. Lauri

Authors

Laura Conaway

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

11-21-1996

Pages

4-5

Abstract

"City" piece on Portland Biologicals, a plasma center on Congress Street. Laurie Dell, 32, a University of Southern Maine student and a pre-operative transsexual, was denied the opportunity to donate once Portland Biologicals found out about her gender status. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allows blood banks to reject donors from social groups considered to be high-risk for HIV, but FDA regulations do not require blood banks to reject transsexuals. It is unclear whether Portland's human rights ordinance would cover rejection at the plasma center, since blood banks may not be public accommodations. Details.

Subjects

Blood donors, Laurie Dell

Full text is not available here. Please contact the Library for a copy of the article.

Share

COinS