Update #11 ·

No matter where you are, join us on Sunday.

The signs are made and the venue is set!

We're just days away from our blood drive and rally in San Francisco and we wanted to say: 

Thank you!

Supporters from across the nation have rallied their friends to participate in Sunday's event and we couldn't do it without you. 

Now, we have one last thing to ask to make sure that our message is heard loud and clear by the FDA. 

Join us online by tweeting at the FDA from 12-4pm on Sunday, telling them to #EndtheBan. 

We'll send you a reminder so you know when it's time to tweet! Together we can amp up the pressure to end this policy now.  

Thanks again,
Blake Lynch

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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