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Gay and bisexual men still turned away from blood centers

"It was really quite humiliating to be rejected based on my identity." If you're a gay or bisexual man in the United States, chances are you're not allowed to donate blood, even in the middle of a pandemic...

05/27/2020 12:31 PM
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  • Clinton B.
    06/08/2020 00:27

    Well spoken

  • Joseph V.
    05/30/2020 18:45

    Hope you’ll understand. It’s not discrimination it is what we call precaution. Open yer minds

  • Michael H.
    05/29/2020 16:13

    💔

  • Sue T.
    05/28/2020 06:33

    Nearly 25% of HIV diagnoses are heterosexuals, maybe no one should be able to give blood unless they've been practicing sexual abstinence for the last three months? Yeah, that'll really be effective in maintaining the blood supply, NOT!

  • Susan P.
    05/27/2020 23:44

    Seniors in Canada on tiny doses of high blood pressure meds are also ineligible. I gave regularly for years before they shut me out.

  • Claire D.
    05/27/2020 21:26

    Omg the homophobes on this page!!!!!!!!!

  • Howard W.
    05/27/2020 19:01

    If you believe that you are being discriminated against for your reasons. I want you registered as being gay and your donation to be registered coming from you or any gay donors. I and others have a right to this disclosure. We have a right to reject it. Or except it.

  • Christopher J.
    05/27/2020 15:15

    I'm a open minded guy but the facts are pretty glaring in this one. This is a bs P.R move. Your choice of high risk intercourse supercedes your right of donation. End of story

  • Marina K.
    05/27/2020 14:16

    Well there are plenty of other good deeds you can do . Its not racist law. Its the law to try to protect the people who you want to help. Theese tests are not so accurate and in some cases if enough time doesnt pass from the moment of infection they can not detect AIDS antibodies in your blood this tests can give a false results. So .Get over that fact and try do something else nice some other way. You can go and bring food or give some other kind of help to older people that live alone or in Retirement homes and make them company for instance.

  • Davönna S.
    05/27/2020 13:47

    Combat vets get turned away all the time. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Henrique M.
    05/27/2020 13:37

    If u want to help just lie.

  • Love G.
    05/27/2020 13:15

    The donee dont want a green blood.

  • Cindy B.
    05/27/2020 13:11

    Your "rights" are one thing. Your odds of carrying a virus that can remain undetected, hibernate for up to 10 years eliminates the right for you to donate blood that ultimately winds up into another human being is exponentially higher than someone who is not "gay." Your term, not mine! Seriously? Who's carrying the "victim" card here? If you're Gay, that's your business. Why does it call for a parade, or a march, or a bunch of cry babies who can't accept their own identity until the world knows their sexual preference? Do I require a parade? I'm not "homophobic" or any other soothing "word of the week" that one must expel from their mouth minus a thought in order to exaggerate their presence. No one owes you attention. No one owes you recognition, or a nod to proceed with your life. Victim card is expired.

  • Monica W.
    05/27/2020 12:47

    Rather archaic approach