Skip to comments.Top doctor: 'Gay' blood will taint U.S. supply
Posted on 12/03/2013 7:12:26 PM PST by massmike
Should homosexual men a group with the highest HIV-infection rates in the nation be allowed to donate blood?
Thats the question the federal government is considering this week as it re-evaluates whether it should lift the 30-year ban on homosexual blood donation.
CDC estimates that MSM represent approximated 4 percent of the male population in the United States, but male-to-male sex accounted for more than three-fourths (78 percent) of new HIV infections among men and nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of all new infections in 2010.
The American Red Cross warns: HIV antibodies may take a few weeks to develop after infection with the virus. If you were recently infected, you might have a negative test result, yet be able to infect the recipient of your donation. That is why you must not give blood if you are at risk of getting AIDS or other infectious diseases.
Nonetheless, a petition a WhiteHouse.gov, created in November by students at the University of Michigan, claims the FDA policy is discriminatory and inadequate.
Dr. Jay Brooks, an expert in blood banking and transfusion at the University of Floridas College of Medicine, told WND, Yes, people need blood, but taking blood from men whove had sex from men since 1977 is not going to increase the blood supply substantially.
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no and F*** NO
If they allow fags to donate they will irreparably contaminate the supply and it will need to be destroyed. It WILL be destroyed - all of it.
unbelievable. why not let IV drug abusers donate too?
If a person doesn’t take blood transfusions then they won’t have that possibility of contracting AIDS.
As long as it takes to detect HIV after exposure, to allow a segment of the population with the high HIV transmission rates to donate blood is pure insanity.
The stupidity of this once great nation never ceases to amaze me.
Can someone explain why they would even want to donate blood? Donating blood is not my favorite sport.
Bug-chasing, of a sort.
How about homosexual blood donations be given to other homosexual men.
I can’t think of any better reason to live a healthy lifestyle and to be extremely careful on and off the job.
donating blood is good for you.
It is why using leeches (when done in moderation) actually worked.
Basically, the human body was designed to suffer occasion loss of blood.
This is not true for women who lose blood monthly anyway.
There’s nothing “gay” about deliberately risking others to their self abused poisoned blood.
what happens in gaysville really should stay in gaysville
i really really really disagree
How else will the ghouls who want to reduce the population by 80% realize their Utopian dreams except by poisoning people at the hospital with viral lingering death?
I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that is the intended outcome.
High morals and good habits has its rewards.
What difference, at this point, does it make? The commoners don’t need blood transfusions, anyway.
Bug-chasing, of a sort.
Also “spreading the gift”.
Now people are claiming the “right” to donate blood. And they are taken seriously. What an odd country we are becoming.
A couple of quick thoughts here:
-HIV is the focus here, but it should be noted that the CDC’s numbers for gay/bi men regarding syphilis are almost identical to those for HIV. Syphilis can be just as much a killer as HIV.
-I would answer the argument for the justification for lifting the ban (i.e. we know more about the HIV virus, and can test for it better) with this question. If we allow gay men to donate blood when they are so high-risk, why not drop ALL restrictions? I mean, we can test the blood of shared needle drug users, men who have paid prostitutes for sex, and people who hail from certain sub-Saharan African nations (all three of which are forbidden to donate for the same basic reasons as gay men) just as easily as that of a gay man. Somehow, I think the advocates would be hard-pressed to come up with a good answer for that one.
-If it were really about anti-gay discrimination, the ban would extend to lesbians. It does not, as lesbians present a very low HIV risk. The bias argument holds no merit except in the minds of gay activists and brainwashed students who think diversity should trump sound medical policy.
There's a list of people signing up for the gay blood bank.
While other advocates of homosexual blood donation have argued that MSM should be allowed to donate if they say they havent had sex with men in at least one to five years the current guidelines in Britain and Canada Brooks said any such deferral period presents yet another complication.
Part of the problem, to me, is youre asking gay men to be celibate for a year to donate blood or five years, he said. I dont think thats going to happen. Its certainly been documented in the medical literature that if we went to a one-year deferral period, it would not significantly add to the blood supply.
The only stigma that homosexual men face is having to duck out of the workplace blood drives. Shouldn't be too hard. If they feel drawn to do public service, there are many other opportunities.
Being celibate or monogamous would probably be the biggest public service they could do, as a group. Not gonna happen.
Not odd, but only suicidal.
I’m working on my 11th gallon go good old American red blood. If they let homosexuals contaminate the supply, I’ll quit giving.
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In fact, CDC estimates that MSM represent approximated 4 percent of the male population in the United States, but male-to-male sex accounted for more than three-fourths (78 percent) of new HIV infections among men and nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of all new infections in 2010.
I will stop donating, also. The reason why this is being pushed is because the number of people donating blood has been dropping over the years.
Blood donations lowest in 15 years, Red Cross says
HHS report shows a decrease in blood supply but also a drop in demand
I remember reading about this in the news a couple of years ago.
putting politics before the good of the country as usual.
There is absolutely no medical evidence that the human body is designed to lose blood or that this is good for us. Leeches work sometimes for entirely different reasons. I doubt that an urgent need to divest themselves of excess blood is what makes some gay men wish to contribute to the blood supply.
Only because we say they can’t. Homosexuals are developmentally stunted, they are stuck at the stage when kids want to break every rule just to be defiant.
Yeah, we’re all going to need our own blood to freeze in case we get hurt and need an uncontaminated supply.
If someone was intent on massively spreading HIV throughout the population in this country - this is the way you would do it - by infecting the blood supply.
Some nutritionists are saying red meat is good to eat but can leed to too much iron due to lack of bleeding.
Also donating blood temporarily causes about 1 lb of weight loss and lower blood pressure.
For people genetically disposed to excess iron, periodic blood letting is prescibed.
from wiki: “Routine treatment in an otherwise-healthy person consists of regularly scheduled phlebotomies (bloodletting). When first diagnosed, the phlebotomies may be fairly frequent, perhaps as often as once a week, until iron levels can be brought to within normal range. Once iron and other markers are within the normal range, phlebotomies may be scheduled every other month or every three months depending upon the patient’s rate of iron loading.”
And the federal government is going to be rationing our health”care”.
mixing bacteria, feces, virus, semen creates constantly mutating dna hiv that can never be defeated...what the pervert homosexual community wants is to infect normal hiv free citizens so funding for aids wont decline...
My husband's brother contracted one of them, no one knows where it is like a rabid form of mad cow disease. In 8 months he was a veggie and died soon after with huge holes in his brain. All his relatives and their families are forbidden to donate blood.
In fact they no longer will do family member to family member, DIL is semi rare A- needed a transfusion, her bro offered to donate his blood, was told that it had to go through a month long RC processing procedure. Doc nick a vein when he did her Mascetomy, and had to go back in and repair it. Only thing she ended up with was some dumb iron pills instead of the transfusion she needed.
It isn’t just blood that is shed.
I envy men because they don’t have to deal with menstruation and all the misery that goes along with it.
The TRUE solution! Can someone send that suggestion to ppl who want to allow gay men to donate blood? Plus, probably posted, but NY Times reported gay men having unprotected sex 20% of the time. Plus, I just read a gay man say unprotected sex happens 75% of the time! but can’t find the link.
I don’t think most people have that problem.
...then strengthen it.
Dr Ronald Hoffman on WOR radio said that humans evolved over time to store iron because it was a competitive advantage to survival at a time when humans lost blood from parasites, cuts and injuries.
In modern days, people don't lose blood in daily life like in cave men days, and the iron can build up in the blood and the organs. Too much iron in the blood can cause harm especially to the liver. This is why it's a good idea for men and for post menopausal women to give blood regularly - to get rid of excess iron.
Oh, you mean "those with pre-existing contidions" (ObamaCare)?