Monday, December 21, 2015

FDA Lifts Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men ... Who Are Celibate

"Gee, can I really not have sex for a year for the privilege of donating blood?"

The New York Times reports that following up on a preliminary recommendation it made a year ago, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday that the agency would scrap a decades-old lifetime prohibition on blood donation by gay and bisexual men. The agency said it would continue to bar men who have had sex with men in the past year, however, noting that the measure was needed to keep the blood supply safe.

TRANSLATION: gay men -- aka actual human beings who have sex like all normal human beings should -- still cannot donate blood. I suppose Rome wasn't built in a day, but for all practical purposes this is meaningless lip service.


northalabama said...

it really doesn't matter to me what the fda decides, i'm so disgusted with their discriminatory behavior and treatment of gay men since the onset of the aids crisis, i would never donate blood to them, even if they begged. using fear to promote bigotry instead of sound science is inexcusable.

Michael Diamond said...

I donate all the time. the recipients are not to blame for the FDA's bigotry. I simply lie when they ask me demeaning and irrelevant questions. My donated blood, SAVES LIVES!!! Northalabama is misguided in his protest.

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