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FDA: Gay men still can't donate blood

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You just have to love government instituted discrimination. This policy is based on the fact that people think gays are icky, that's it.

It makes me sick. Hopefully enough people will die from lack of adequate blood supply that the government will have to allow us disgusting homos to donate.

And for the inevitable people that say you could just lie... no. If I can't donate honestly, I wouldn't want to.


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You don't have to tell them you're gay when you're donating blood though?

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Well gays do have gay cells. And if people get gay cells they become gay. And then we won't have anymore straight porn, or construction people. Everyone would be a fashionista. I don't see why this is such a big issue.
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You don't have to tell them you're gay when you're donating blood though?
Obviously you didn't read that last part of my post.


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You just have to love government instituted discrimination. This policy is based on the fact that people think gays are icky, that's it.

It makes me sick. Hopefully enough people will die from lack of adequate blood supply that the government will have to allow us disgusting homos to donate.

And for the inevitable people that say you could just lie... no. If I can't donate honestly, I wouldn't want to.
that's just sick man. dont hope for random peoples' death just to get something amended.

a bit off topic, but the last time i donated blood, the person that drew my blood was the most flamingly gay hispanic dude.
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Well gays do have gay cells. And if people get gay cells they become gay. And then we won't have anymore straight porn, or construction people. Everyone would be a fashionista. I don't see why this is such a big issue.
Is this post for real or are you joking? Do you really think like this? Curious.
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You don't have to tell them you're gay when you're donating blood though?
When you donate blood, you must answer the question "Are you a man who has had sex with another man after 1976?". If you answer yes, then you cannot donate blood.

You can lie, but it's a punishable crime, just as it's a crime to lie about your intravenous drug use or some other risk factor.

HIV rates among gay men are higher than the population at large, but they are higher among other groups, too (e.g. black women). The rule is discriminatory and unfair, but at the same time, it prevents me from donating blood -- something I am loathe to do, to be quite honest.
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I have a haemoglobin disorder anyway, so I can't give blood.




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Is this post for real or are you joking? Do you really think like this? Curious.
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I have a haemoglobin disorder anyway, so I can't give blood.
What is that? And is it dangerous?
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Re: FDA: Gay men still can't donate blood

Same here in Australia.
The question asked is not whether your are a gay man not...but whether you have had homosexual sex in the past 20 years or so. I would say that many men, who don't identify as gay, yet have had some sort of homosexual encounter in the past 20 years are donating blood though...

As the thread starter stated...you could lie...but I refuse to lie with regard to my sexual orientation. I have nothing to hide. As a result I do not give blood despite the fact that I would like to.

Of on a tangent...It is similar with adoption for gay couples. I can adopt as a single man, as long as I can show a stable environment and the means of financial support. However, I cannot apply to adopt a child with my partner...despite the fact that we are in a stable long term relationship, with a home and a double income. It makes no sense whatsoever.

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What is that? And is it dangerous?
It's not dangerous in that I won't die from it but I can't afford to lose a lot of blood. So donating is out of the question. It's works a bit like anaemia, I used to have that too.

I have very low blood pressure too so I feel faint at times, although I don't have any other health problems.

If I donate blood, I'll faint for sure.




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It's not dangerous in that I won't die from it but I can't afford to lose a lot of blood. So donating is out of the question. It's works a bit like anaemia, I used to have that too.

I have very low blood pressure too so I feel faint at times, although I don't have any other health problems.

If I donate blood, I'll faint for sure.
That is no good! Can you recover from it or not? Do you have any symptoms from it?
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Being gay sure does get me out of doing a lot of things. I never wanted to be in the military, give blood, or adopt kids. What a joy it is being homosexual.
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