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Students Protest Blood Drive Screening
Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2004

Posted on 03/17/2004 9:45:58 AM PST by Sweet_Sunflower29

Two student legislators at Western Oregon University have launched a drive to ban Red Cross blood drives on campus, claiming the donor screening process discriminates against gays.

The two students are particularly upset about a donor question that reads: "Are you a male who has had sex with another male since 1977, even once?"

The federal Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the Red Cross screening process, will not accept a donation from someone who answers 'yes' to the question, in order to help eliminate potentially HIV-tainted blood.

"By continuing to allow the Red Cross on our campus, the university is telling all the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students that we don't care about you," said student senator Shauna Bates, who is co-sponsoring the legislation.

If the resolution passes with a two-thirds majority vote of the senate's 14 members, no student-funded organization would be allowed to sponsor a blood drive. Current blood drives on campus, though, get their funding from the university's health services department.

A meeting on the topic Monday drew students and various health officials from the university and Red Cross opposing the move.

Student Molly Underwood said that matters of public health supersede those of discrimination.

"Just because somebody thinks something is unfair doesn't mean you should ban it," Underwood said. "Lives could be at stake."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: aids; blooddonation; cultofrights; cultureofdeath; culturewar; gaysattackredcross; grids; hiv; homosexual; homosexualagenda; insane; militantgays; prisoners; redcross; romans1; selfish; sin; vice; wagesofsin
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1 posted on 03/17/2004 9:45:59 AM PST by Sweet_Sunflower29
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
Amazing... they would have innocent people get AIDS to further the homonazi agenda.
2 posted on 03/17/2004 9:47:49 AM PST by thoughtomator ("When I use a word," Humpty F. Kerry said, in rather a scornful tone...)
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
"By continuing to allow the Red Cross on our campus, the university is telling all the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students that we don't care about you," said student senator Shauna Bates, who is co-sponsoring the legislation.

Get a friggin' grip. It says, "we care about you enough not to expose you to potentially tainted blood." If the Red Cross didn't care, they wouldn't supply blood for operations involving these folks.

3 posted on 03/17/2004 9:48:14 AM PST by Junior (No animals were harmed in the making of this post)
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
we don't care about you
So.. by letting them put potentially tainted blood in the very system that they may use to save their lives we display this lack of concern?
4 posted on 03/17/2004 9:51:06 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
People like are so destructive. Caligula is said to have wished that all Humanity had but one neck -- so that he might more easily cut it off. These idiots seem similar. They want to destroy. They want to spread disease. They want to convince happy people that the world is a miserable, hatefilled, prejudiced place.

Their family should be ashamed of them.

5 posted on 03/17/2004 9:51:19 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Diversity isn't about diversity)
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6 posted on 03/17/2004 9:51:48 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
That's right let's just destroy the blood supply in the name of "gay rights". Why don't we throw all modern medical technology out the window while we are at it? Let's get rid of antibiotics which don't help against AIDS. Fleming must have been a homophobic bigot.

Once we've destroyed civilization, we can keep warm by burning Bibles.
7 posted on 03/17/2004 9:51:52 AM PST by old3030 ("Appearances are a glimpse of what is hidden." (Anaxagoras))
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
They can still give blood.

They just place the anonymous "DO NOT USE" sticker on their form.

The Red Cross did that so gays could give blood like everybody else, but not put anyone at risk.
8 posted on 03/17/2004 9:52:28 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: Junior
If the Red Cross didn't care, they wouldn't supply blood for operations involving these folks.

Perhaps the Red Cross could offer GLT (Gay Lesbian Transgendered) blood as a special item--like autologous (self-donated) blood, but, uh, different. It would be "special", and make these people feel special, too. My only suggestion would be that if you donated GLT blood, you'd have to take it when you needed a tranfusion.

There wouldn't be a lot of takers (or donors).

9 posted on 03/17/2004 9:54:03 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
Then may we assume these angry students support 'don't ask, don't tell'?
10 posted on 03/17/2004 9:55:26 AM PST by Spok
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
You forgot the, "Lunatics running the Asylum" alert.

........Like it needs one.

WHY don't I ever get the pleasure of running into these type of morons so I could take them apart with a single sentence:

"Why is your fear of discrimination worth the lives of my 2 Sons?"
11 posted on 03/17/2004 9:55:48 AM PST by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
"By continuing to allow the Red Cross on our campus, the university is telling all the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students that we don't care about you," said student senator Shauna Bates, who is co-sponsoring the legislation.

Brilliant piece of logic there, Shauna. The Red Cross doesn't want to taint the blood supply, you mental midget. You're still angry because they made you ride the short bus in K-12, aren't you?

12 posted on 03/17/2004 9:57:15 AM PST by savedbygrace
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To: thoughtomator
To avoid discrimination, I propose every non-HIV positive person be injected with the virus, rending us all HIV-positive. It's only fair.
13 posted on 03/17/2004 9:58:59 AM PST by ahayes
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
Attack the Boy Scouts! Attack the Red Cross! All in the name of one's constitutional right to be a butt pirate! Disgusting.
14 posted on 03/17/2004 9:59:47 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
The Queer Mafia is truly evil. Poisoning the blood supply and preventing donations is satanic.
15 posted on 03/17/2004 10:02:44 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (JF'nK = major waste of oxygen)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
They can still give blood. They just place the anonymous "DO NOT USE" sticker on their form. The Red Cross did that so gays could give blood like everybody else, but not put anyone at risk

Then they LIE and place the wrong sticker intentionally and when the blood IS tested, what is the margin of error in the accuracy of the screening. Some innocent person gets a unit of tainted blood... I sure hope I have time to donate for myself if I ever need to receive a transfusion!
KEEP ASKING THE QUESTIONS!
16 posted on 03/17/2004 10:04:19 AM PST by Knute
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
These people are stunned...Why would you even consider giving blood if you posed a possible risk...

I don't give blood because in the 1980's I was in the UK, and I ate beef over in the UK...there is a slight possibilty that I couls have BSE (mad cow) although it is unlikely, I don't want to take that chance and doom someone else if I do have some form of BSE lurking...
17 posted on 03/17/2004 10:05:27 AM PST by MD_Willington_1976
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To: ahayes
To avoid discrimination, I propose every non-HIV positive person be injected with the virus, rending us all HIV-positive. It's only fair.

Before we do that, we have to ask for the opinion of John Fickle Kerry and the UN.

18 posted on 03/17/2004 10:06:20 AM PST by syriacus (Lend a moment of silence, for those who starved in Iraq, due to corrupt UN OIL FOR FOOD program)
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To: thoughtomator
They are SO pissed because they're gay and most of the rest of aren't so anytime they can put us at risk just as they are for engaging in risky behavior they go for it. Amazing.
19 posted on 03/17/2004 10:11:34 AM PST by Let's Roll (Kerry) is a self-confessed unindicted war criminal or... a traitor to his country in a time of war)
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
What a bunch of morons. I knew a hetrosexual hemophilac who contracted AIDS from a transfusion before the blood supply was tested.
20 posted on 03/17/2004 10:16:21 AM PST by Jaded (My sheeple, my sheeple, what have you done to Me?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
My only suggestion would be that if you donated GLT blood, you'd have to take it when you needed a tranfusion.

Good Idea,solves the problem,and everyone is happy.

21 posted on 03/17/2004 10:16:39 AM PST by Redcoat LI ( "help to drive the left one into the insanity.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
OF course - the supplies involved to take these potentially tainted "donations" are not free. Furthermore, if a potential donor IS infected with HIV - that places an additional risk to the volunteers and employees of the Red Cross who collect and handle those donations.

22 posted on 03/17/2004 10:17:39 AM PST by TheBattman (leadership = http://www.whitehouse.gov/president/gwbbio.html)
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
These clowns are in college and are no smarter than this?
We are seeing the results of public education in the last 10yrs bearing its ridiculous and idiotic fruit.
23 posted on 03/17/2004 10:18:23 AM PST by Adder (Can we bring back stoning? Please?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
So a needle has to be wasted, a sterile line and storage bag must be wasted, a professional's time must be wasted, and the potential bio-hazard material must be disposed of properly, costing the Red Cross even more.... all so some idiot (who CARES what his preferences or circumstances!) can feel good about himself, while knowing full well that his "sacrifice" is worthless, unwanted, and wasteful. Just frickin' great.

The moron knows that this will waste resources that would otherwise go towards helping save lives, but his fffffffffeelings *spit* about his "sacrifice" are far more important. What a great guy.

24 posted on 03/17/2004 10:19:58 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
These vile, disgusting human beings want EVERYONE to suffer along with them with this plague they've unleashed on this earth!
25 posted on 03/17/2004 10:20:10 AM PST by Trillian
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
Here's the facts. Guys that sleep with other guys have a better chance to get AIDS. So are drug users.

They screen out those that sleep with prostitutes, sleep with those from some countries, travel to some places(for a period of time), tattoos(for a year), etc.

The reason is simple. Health.

26 posted on 03/17/2004 10:21:25 AM PST by Dan from Michigan (""....but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America"")
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To: Redcoat LI
Nope. The donor would sue for two causes: Equal Protection (he's "entitled" to the same blood as everyone else), and for reckless endangerment (just because he already HAS some disease does not mean that the organization can feel free to give him some potentially WORSE variant virus). Bet on it.
27 posted on 03/17/2004 10:22:58 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: Jaded
What a bunch of morons. I knew a hetrosexual hemophilac who contracted AIDS from a transfusion before the blood supply was tested.

Exactly. This is exactly how Ryan White (the poster-boy for AIDS) contracted it. That's why it always burned me how his family blamed Reagan and "right-wingers" for his plight and embraced the gay community, while in reality it was the gay community that were the reason he contracted the disease.

28 posted on 03/17/2004 10:23:38 AM PST by Shethink13
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
What a bunch of idiots! Someone needs to inform this moron that these are FDA regulations that all blood and blood product donors are asked, regardless of whether it's being collected by the Red Cross or any of the other several commercial companies.

A few years ago the blood industry had to settle a class action suit from the 80's over the issue of tainted blood spreading AIDS to thousands of hemophiliacs and other blood recipients. It did not matter that at the time there were no reliable tests to detect HIV. The reasoning was that they should have been more proactive in protecting the welfare of the general population. I worked in the blood industry at the time of the settlement and we had people frequently asking questions like "what's this I hear you guys were selling AIDS?".
29 posted on 03/17/2004 10:24:49 AM PST by gracie1 (Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket?)
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To: MD_Willington_1976
The gay question is part of a lot of screening questions. I haven't given blood a lot lately, but I used to do it fairly often. As I recall, there were questions about sex, overseas travel, body piercings, hepatitis, tattoos, a whole range of stuff. The interview part took longer and longer because it seemed like questions were always being added. This stupidity is unbelievable. You also can't give blood if you are running a fever... is this discrimination, too?
30 posted on 03/17/2004 10:27:52 AM PST by GraceCoolidge
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To: Spok
"Then may we assume these angry students support 'don't ask, don't tell'?"

Actually, no. At Fordham Law (where I am a student) there are posters and other materials circulating, urging students to join in a legal action against Donald Rumsfeld, saying that when military recruiters come to our campus, they are violating Fordham's anti-discrimination policy, because they will not accept openly gay people. Try finding the logic in that!
31 posted on 03/17/2004 10:28:08 AM PST by Truth'sBabyGirl (Bucknell class of 2003, Fordham Law 2006)
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
Perverts want their cake and eat it too, aids is a homosexual disease period end of message.
32 posted on 03/17/2004 10:40:05 AM PST by boomop1
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To: EdReform
bump! thanks for the comprehensive links!
33 posted on 03/17/2004 10:44:47 AM PST by Stellar Dendrite
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To: GraceCoolidge
You also can't give blood if you are running a fever... is this discrimination, too?

Yeah, and you also can't give blood if you take Propecia. Obviously discrimination against bald guys!

34 posted on 03/17/2004 10:51:39 AM PST by gracie1 (Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket?)
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
Obviously critical thinking isn't part of the curriculum at Western Oregon U.
35 posted on 03/17/2004 11:22:28 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Knute; Teacher317; TheBattman
My point was that the Political Correctness issue has already been addressed.

That's not good enough for the homofascists, though.

Their tainted blood must actually be injected into someone to satisfy them.
36 posted on 03/17/2004 12:06:11 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: Truth'sBabyGirl
I know what you're talking about...as a former law school student, I can say my school did the exact same thing.

Sillyness...the schools are upset because the federal government has a right to withdraw funding from any school that refuses to allow military recruiters on campus. But the schools all have policies saying that recruiters from any corporations that come in cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation.

These lawsuits are just a waste of tuition and time.

37 posted on 03/17/2004 12:16:58 PM PST by dayton law dude
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To: old3030
Why don't we throw all modern medical technology out the window while we are at it?

Wouldn't these be the same people who wanted to ban the use of techniques to save people suffering hypothermia (plane water-crash or ship sinking victems, or cold-water drowning victims) because the knowledge was "tainted" since it was based on Nazi "research"?

Claimed it was more "ethical" to let people die, than use "improperly discovered" techniques to save them, until the research could be carried out using ethical means.
38 posted on 03/17/2004 12:27:00 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: thoughtomator
"Amazing... they would have innocent people get AIDS to further the homonazi agenda."

99.9999999% of Hiv/aids blood donors will be filtered out due to the testing of blood.....

BUT WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU HAVE ANY GROUP WITH EXTREMELY HIGH INCIDENCE OF HIV/AIDS GIVE BLOOD , PERIOD.....

its a giant waste of money and time to test just anybody knowing that if you are a practicing homosexual your chances of having hiv are MULTITUDES higher than non-gay people....

BTW....they filter out people that use street drugs and visit prostitutes and have lived in a variety of African countries....and its all done in name of commone sense....

39 posted on 03/17/2004 12:32:24 PM PST by cherry
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To: Dan from Michigan
" Guys that sleep with other guys "

EUPHENISM ALERT..EUPHENISM ALERT!!!!!

let's call it like it is....they put their male sex organs in the other guys anal cavity and they do it exclusively that way....in the process they wreck the fragile blood vessels that are in the anal cavity and thus, they are prone to becoming infected with all sorts of diseases....

40 posted on 03/17/2004 12:40:35 PM PST by cherry
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To: boomop1
"Perverts want their cake and eat it too,"

let's not go there......

41 posted on 03/17/2004 12:42:18 PM PST by cherry
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To: cherry
That belongs in the "Too much information" category.
42 posted on 03/17/2004 12:57:47 PM PST by Dan from Michigan (""....but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America"")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I think they did away with the "do not use" sticker. The last few times I have donated there was no sticker.

Gays aren't discriminated against in donating. They can be as gay as they want as long as they haven't had sex with another male since 1977.
43 posted on 03/17/2004 1:04:00 PM PST by muggs
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
Awwww. Poor babies. I can't donate anymore, either. Too much time in Europe. Shall I scream discrimination and shove a pint of my blood down your throat, so to speak? Would you want it?
44 posted on 03/17/2004 1:07:41 PM PST by mewzilla
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
Well its just Oregon, lot of fresh virgin timber that needs trimming- once we get rid of the hippies. They eat their own in those hippy towns in the North (not all are hippies I know)
45 posted on 03/17/2004 1:09:33 PM PST by Porterville (Did I spell something wrong? Does that make you mad? Poor baby.)
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To: muggs
I think they did away with the "do not use" sticker. The last few times I have donated there was no sticker.

I gave two weeks ago. They were using it then.

46 posted on 03/17/2004 1:55:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The Red Cross doesn't collect blood in the Cincinnati area. I donate through an organization called Hoxworth and they did away with the sticker several donations ago.
47 posted on 03/17/2004 2:23:22 PM PST by muggs
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To: Teacher317
The reason they do it this way is so that when offices etc. holds blood drives no one has to know that you are (for whatever reason) ineligible to give blood. Many companies put a lot of pressure on their employees and this gives those that really shouldn't be giving blood an "out" so that they can appear to give blood but don't really.
49 posted on 03/17/2004 6:36:18 PM PST by Igraine
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To: Porterville
If it makes you feel any better, Western Oregon State isn't exactly home Oregon's brightest academic lights.
50 posted on 03/17/2004 6:39:34 PM PST by Igraine
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