I took the time after work today to donate blood, they didn't want it because I was gay!!!!. (Now there's one for the lefty's).
I am "High Risk" apparently. I have safe sex, when this country is so low on blood donations I find this astounding! I get tested every 6 months!
Sure...Gay men are more likely to contract HIV/AIDS than hetro-sexuals, but according to a recent study in Africa, as is anyone having sex with a partner with a foreskin.
(P.S....when we donate here in Australia, we don't get paid...we get a piece of chocolate and a coffee...how many people that are sick are going to donate and with medical facilities...surely blood can be screened?
I went to the red cross blood site for Australia and it stipulates a "12 month "insert bullshit word here" period after male-male sex"....does that mean I can't have sex for 12 months or does it mean they can't use it for 12 months?
Maybe gay men just need to set up a tent outside hospitals so parents can "decide" if they want their blood...I'm sure many would take the risk if their child needed a transfusion.
When were these rules imposed on the generosity of donating? I'm clean...some aren't...sure...just seems stupid to me. A "Breeder" can have unsafe sex as well.
(I'm not waving the colours of the rainbow here, just want clarification)
Does anyone on here know more about the processes?
Sam, Jarka, Casey, Serena
, then the guys with nice asses on the ATP, followed by other Aussies, bit of a gap...then Venus.....bit of a bum scratch...then will watch Lisiki or Radwanksa...gap...everyone else (or sleep) ******