Doctor who survived COVID-19 is denied opportunity to donate plasma because he is gay
|CTVnews 25 Jun 2020 at 11:36|
Dr. Dillon Barron (right) and his partner, Eric Seelbach (left), speak out after Barron was not allowed to donate his plasma because he is gay. (WBBM-TV / CNN)
Dr. Dillon Barron is a frontline emergency room doctor on Chicagos north side.
He was also once a COVID-19 patient himself and has since recovered. But when he tried to donate his plasma to help save others, he was flat-out denied because he is gay.
Blood donation guidelines have been the centre of controversy for years. But in the age of COVID-19, blood and plasma donations are crucial.