Motivated by his work studying a cure for HIV and his desire to help, Stephen McCarthy went to donate blood and found that he was unable due to the exclusion criterion for men who had sex with another man in the past 5 years. He worked with Canadian Blood Services and the LGBT2Q+ community and launched Ally Blood Donor clinics, a solution where those who are ineligible for any reason can bring an eligible volunteer to donate on their behalf.

U of T student spearheads Ally Blood Donor clinics



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