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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of the Ombudsman

A division of the Portland City Auditor's Office

phone: 503-823-0144


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 310, Portland, OR 97204

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Gay men blood donations: Ombudsman recommendation leads to City Council resolution. September 2013.

Gay men blood donations: Portland City Council to make symbolic vote calling for end of ban

Article from The Oregonian, September 5, 2013

City Council meeting video from September 11, 2013

Agenda item 851 - presentation of resolution; introduction of Ombudsman Margie Sollinger, who provides testimony to City Council, begins at 20:12 within video


Resolution 37029 - "Call upon the United States Food and Drug Administration to reverse their longstanding prohibition on gay men donating blood"

Resolution passed by City Council; September 11, 2013