All Ideas Can’t Be Good Ideas
My brother donated blood in my place today, since I cannot donate.
Any gay or bisexual man that has had intimate contact with another man since 1977 is BANNED from donating blood, presumably due to the fear of blood-borne illnesses that are often falsely associated with the LGBT+ community.
Any and all blood donated is tested and screened thoroughly, so even if this ban held merit, it would serve no purpose.
The ban on gay blood is discriminatory and unnecessary.
End the stigma.
Ask the White House to lift this harmful ban by signing THIS PETITION.
For more information on the National Gay Blood Drive, check out THIS SITE.
Still can’t believe this bullshit is still happening in 2014.
As a man who works at a plasma center, and used to be a donor, I was appalled by them asking if I had been in intimate contact with another man since 1977. We run very complex tests on the proteins before any of our products are shipped, at multiple stages of the processing. As a previous donor, as a man who works for a donation clinic, and as a man who’s uncle was saved by our products, I am personally offended that this ignorant law still stands.
Hahahaha! Trolling at it’s best!