Ethiopian Israelis will be permitted to donate blood without restrictions. Blood donations from Ethiopian-born Israelis have been banned since 1977. Blood donations now can only be refused from an Israeli who has spent more than a year in a country afflicted by a widespread disease, including HIV/AIDS. The ministry also changed the rules for blood donations from homosexuals and those older than 65. Tamano-Shata was told subsequently that she could donate, but the blood would be frozen and never used.
Source: Ethiopian News January 11, 2017 00:29 UTC