The initiative #rainbowblood was started in 2019 to change the outdated regulations that prevent bisexual and homosexual men from donating blood in Sweden. "We need more blood donors in Sweden, not more stigma and homophobia." - Tobias Ström, founder of Rainbow Blood
All donated blood is tested and there are no medical reasons to have a deferral period longer than 3 months.
This is according to Bo Hejdeman, Chief Physician in infectious diseases at SÖS Venhälsan.
SUPPORT US IN THE FIGHT FOR EVIDENCE BASED BLOOD DONATION IN SWEDEN
Below you find some different ways in which you can support the work with Regnbågsblod. Rainbow blood is also valuable!
Buy a bracelet
Spread our message and support our work at the same time by buying a bracelet. The bracelet cost 100 SEK (excl. of shipping costs) of which all money goes to the work with Rainbow blood and the Rainbow heart foundation. You can read more about the foundation here.
Use Swish to donate
Become a Rainbow Heart you too. Support us with any amount and join us in the fight for better health and living conditions for LGBTQ+ people. You can make a difference!
Swish number: 123 380 28 65
Become a Rainbow Heart you too. Transfer any amount directly into our account and join us in the fight for better health and living conditions for LGBTQ+ people. You can make a difference!
Clearing number: 8327-9
Account number: 704 368 617-4
Please contact us for international transfers.
The rainbow t-shirt
Spread our message with a fab training t-shirt
Together with our partners Björn Borg, Perma Press and Assist, we have developed a fab training t-shirt to spread our message.
Read more about the shirt and send your expression of interest via the link below.
Memorial gift and memorial letter
Honor the memory of a loved one with a memorial gift
Losing someone close to you is tough and involves a difficult time with great loss and emptiness. Grief takes many different expressions and is experienced differently by all of us, but for many it can feel nice and significant to honor the memory of the person who left us through a memorial letter in favor of a matter that highlights something important and significant based on the person's life and situation.
"Is the drive to refuse gay blood a fear of contracting HIV/AIDS, or is it an embodiment of the irrational fear that receiving blood from gay people will somehow make them gay?"
Christina Engela, Inanna Rising: Women Forged in Fire