Jolene
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Jolene asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 5 years ago

Do you agree with the recent overturning of the lifetime ban on gay men donating blood?

It is now just a 12 month deferral, instead of a lifetime ban.

I think it's a good step, but still not enough. After all, a gay man in a monogamous relationship can't donate unless he doesn't have sex with his partner for a year, but a promiscuous straight man with hundreds of sex partners a month can.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fda-hiv-idUS...

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago
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    They seem to fail to realize that gay people are no different from straight people.. except their choice in partners..

  • 5 years ago

    I think we should just require gay men or anyone with a history of IV drug use to pass a clean blood screen before donating. If you can prove you are STI and HIV negative, there should be no reason to prohibit your donation.

  • 5 years ago

    I don't think anyone should be banned from donating if what we fear is a detectable thing. The test for HIV positive antibodies is quick, as is the one for Hepatitis C. Of course, now we have to add rabies to the list, since those four people died in Oklahoma because the organ donor had been exposed to rabies and didn't know it.

    I don't think people realize how much is banned here due to the extreme litigious nature of our society.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I give blood and I'm straight, you should see the form we have to fill in. All blood over the pod is meticulously screened. Should homosexuals give blood? Good question Jolene.

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  • That started in the 80s when homosexuals spread aids.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    If they have no diseases I don't see why they cant. Unless of course most people believe its in the blood that they are gay.

  • 5 years ago

    I have never heard of this. But, if it's true, then no, I don't agree with it at all. Homosexuals are disease ridden.

  • 5 years ago

    If they want to infect someone with gay they can just bite someone on the neck.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Stupid policy to begin with. Anyone can just lie.

  • so infected blood is ok with you?

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