Deceased boy's eye donation rejected because of his sexual orientation
A mother in Iowa is devastated to learn that her deceased son's eye donation was rejected because he was gay.
An FDA regulation that came about decades ago, during the height of the AIDS epidemic, is the reason the boy's donation was not accepted.
This case has many people questioning whether the current regulations are out of date.
"This is archaic, and it's just silly that people wouldn't get the life-saving assistance that they need because of regulations that are 30 years old," said Sheryl Moore, the boy's mother.
Many national medical organizations have recently publicly stated their opposition to the current FDA law.