By banning gay and bisexual men from donating blood implies that all other individuals are AIDS free, and as a nurse I know this not to be true. We are all vulnerable if safety precautions are not taken.
Test those that are at risk and allow blood donations for those who wish to do so.
Making generalizations throws us all under the bus.
How you can help
When Blake went to donate blood for his friend Emmy (who has sickle cell anemia) he was turned away because he is gay. That's when he and and his partner Brett decided to do something about it. At first thought the FDA's policy that bans gay men from donating blood appears to discriminate against a small minority of citizens. In reality, it affects not just those targeted by the…
Every 2 seconds someone needs a blood transfusion. By making this pledge you are going to help save lives. While gay and bisexual men are BANNED for donating blood, it is incredibly powerful to have eligible donors donate blood in our place. By donating blood for a gay and bisexual man you are also supporting LGBT equality and calling for an end of the Gay Blood Ban. While donating blood be…
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