Safety, Acceptance, Fairness, and Equality (SAFE Project):
Acceptable Risk and Donor Selection
This study, conducted by researchers at McGill University and the University of Nottingham (funded by the Canadian Blood Services), seeks to better understand people’s attitudes related to blood donation and the current limits on accepting blood from men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM). In recent years, the policy on accepting blood from MSM has been relaxed somewhat and further changes are contemplated. This fairly brief survey should take only 15 minutes to complete. Although not all questions may seem related to the topic of blood donation, we hope that it will give researchers and policy-makers a better idea of a number of things that influence attitudes.