May 25, 2021

Donating blood

Did you know that gay men can't donate blood in America? I recently read an article that mentioned this, and I have to admit I was more than a little disgusted. The American Red Cross says it's a medical precaution, but honestly it sounds a bit homophobic to me. Basically what they're saying is if you're gay man you might be HIV positive, even if you practice safer sex, are abstinenet or have been in a monogamous loving relationship with one partner. I understand not letting someone who is HIV positive donate to a "regular" blood bank, but someone who's gay? This makes my blood boil.

Posted by jamye at May 25, 2021 03:12 PM