Before the vote, Health and Human Services gets called out by this 24-year-old gay man on their discriminatory policy:

Committee Votes to Keep the Gay Blood Ban in Place

The Banned4Life Project
On December 5th, 2013, Zach Spoehr-Labutta represented the Banned4Life Project by speaking in front of the Health & Human Services Blood Product Safety Committee as they reviewed the ban on gay and bisexual male donors.  This is his testimony: “Hello everyone, and thank you for having me here today. My name is Zach Spoehr-Labutta and I am…Read More
What if an outdated and discriminatory policy kept you from helping your best friend? When I learned that the FDA's ban would keep me from donating blood for my best friend Emmy, this is what I did:

Newly Founded Organization Takes on FDA Gay Blood Ban
When Blake Lynch discovered he couldn’t donate blood for a friend’s transfusion because he was gay, he founded the Banned4Life organization to fight the discriminatory policy. Photo: Banned4Life When Seminole State nursing student Blake Lynch found out his friend Emmy suffered from sickle cell anemia and required blood transfusions, he went…Read More
Shocking: Another Blood Shortage!? This is why it is so important that the MSM blood donor policy is ended. The more healthy donors, the more lives we can save. Those individuals in San Francisco, please attend the Banned4Life Blood Drive at Rainbow Grocery on Sunday Feb. 23rd from 12:00-4:00. We will have a blood bus, petition tables, bumper…Read More

Bad Weather Across Country Leaves Bay Area Blood Banks With Shortage - CBS San Francisco

CBS San Francisco
CBS SF Bay (con't) Affordable Care Act Updates: Health News & Information: SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Blood Centers of the Pacific officials said this week that bad weather across the country and heavy use at local hospitals are creating a critical blood shortage in the Bay Area. While…Read More
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‘Duck Dynasty’: Cracker Barrel defends pulling products |
The Duck Dynasty controversy may be starting to scare off the show’s retail quarry. The Cracker Barrel chain quietly pulled some of its Duck Dynasty-branded products from its restaurants on Friday, then promptly found itself in the cross-hairs of the show’s outraged fans. One Virginia-based ABC affiliate reported that local Cracker Barrel…Read More
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