Update #6 ·

Gay Blood Ban Decision Today. Tweet #EndTheBan Now!

Today's the day! From 10:25-3:30 EST, the Department of Health and Human Services will meet to discuss if the gay blood donor ban should continue. We need your help to make sure they hear us during this meeting. 

Click on your favorite tweet below to spread the word instantly! Or, get creative and add your own message using the hashtag #EndTheBan


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Hey @Sebelius @HHSGov @US_FDA @CNN. The time is now to #EndTheBan and let gay and bisexual men donate blood! http://bit.ly/1eNa05N

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No more discriminating @Sebelius @HHSGov @US_FDA @CNN: Good blood is good blood, it’s time to #EndTheBan http://bit.ly/1eNa05N

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Hey @Sebelius @HHSGov @US_FDA @CNN. Our blood can save lives too! The time is now to #EndTheBan  http://bit.ly/1eNa05N

Thank you for standing with us. See you on #EndTheBan

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…

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN, and his voice is well respected throughout the medical community.  With a specialized knowledge of HIV/AIDS and an awareness of the blood shortages in the US, Gupta must recognize that lifting the gay blood ban would not only help to save lives, but would also put an end to a discriminatory policy. The American Red Cross, the…

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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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