Did you read on FR the other day about the Red Cross being pressured by these people to stop DISCRIMINATING against gays in their questionaires about MSM? (males sex w/another male) The question is finally answered, these people are a threat to the wider community. If the Red Cross caves, Dear God, think what will then happen
If anyone's pressuring the Red Cross, they're barking up the wrong tree; the FDA requires them to ask the question... ("Are you a man who has had sex with a man, even once, after 1977")
The restriction will be lessened eventually, no doubt in my mind. Who can know the consequences? All donations are tested (and yes I know the tests aren't effective until 3 months after contracting the virus). Out of 12 million yearly donations, only 10 or so infected units slip through; somehow I doubt a simple yes or no question is the cause of that suprisingly happy statistic.