Gay men will be allowed to donate blood three months after having sex rather than a year, under equalities reforms announced by the Government.
Transgender people will also be able to choose their legal sex more easily as part of the shake-up announced by Education Secretary Justine Greening.
The new guidelines, which campaign groups have been calling for, are in line with improved NHS testing measures, which can establish whether someone has a blood infection such as HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C or syphilis within three months.
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