Gay Blood Ban?... Yes, they are 60 TIMES More Likely to have HIV

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    "The FDA, explaining the current policy, points out that men who have had sex with men since 1977 have an HIV prevalence that’s 60 times higher than the general population. The agency contends its first obligation is to ensure the safety of the blood supply."

    Ban on gay blood donors revisited - AIDS- msnbc.com

    It's not Bias, Bigotry, Hatred or Homophobia... It's simply a Statistical Fact and a Good Call by the FDA when they keep it the way it is...

    It's NOT Worth the Risk to the Blood Supply for 2 or 3% of the Population to be Allowed to Donate with that Infection Rate.

    Concerning thing is, they don't have to say they are Homosexual at all and then they can just Donate anyway.

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    I should give blood more often.

    Hopefully PC wont win over this one.
     
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    Is this really a issue now in the industrialized world. I know there is a homosexual plot to infect every man, woman and child in America. Do you really think they would give tainted blood to someone?
     
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    Women who had a bad reputation in high school are also banned from giving blood.
     
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    And with good reason. Are you suggesting that we should just allow anyone give blood?
     
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    Whew... I hate needles.
     
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    Blood banks in SF have been asking if your are homosexual and denying them blood donations for more then 20 years. They will deny your donation if you have cold. Nothing new if you have been donating blood all along.

    Blood Centers of the Pacific | Blood Donation | Am I Eligible
     
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    What is the rationale for forbidding visitors to UK or Europe?
     
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    I don't know, but i would guess it has something to do with the mad cow thing.

    They also don't let you donate if you have gotten a tattoo in the past 12 months. They are VERY strict about the criteria to give blood.
     

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