A petition contesting the blood donor criteria in as much as they forbid transgender people, gay males, female sex workers, etc. from donating blood has been filed by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
It has been reported that the National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC), a council made up of medical and scientific specialists, determines the population category that is to be prohibited from donating blood and bases its decision on scientific facts.
At the threshold, the affidavit makes the case that the issues
addressed in the petition are under the purview of the executive and must be evaluated from the standpoint of public health rather than individual rights.
Case Title: Thangjam Santa Singh @ Santa Kumari v. Union of India.
Writ Petition No. 275/2021
Written by- Srijan Raj