Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Two blood banks: the history of homosexual acts, imprisonment, prostitution, drug injection, risk of HIV, hepatitis, malaria, Creuzfeld-Jakob blood bank... and the regular blood bank.

Anyone who thinks the questions are a civil rights violation can draw from the first.


11 posted on 09/29/2009 10:49:30 AM PDT by heartwood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]


To: heartwood
If only that could be done!

There is a real risk that the public will completely lose confidence in the blood supply system.

The government (as monopoly health-care provider) strongly discourages any individual blood banking. If you know you're going to have an operation soon, you can bank some of your own blood — and many people do. But, AFAIK, you aren't allowed to bank your blood for indeterminate times.

If the public loses confidence in the blood supply — people will demand the right to store their own blood. This would be hugely expensive & would create serious shortages of supply for the pooled blood bank. (All the supply is donated here — sales are prohibited.

How do the U.S. blood banks work, by comparison? Is there much banking of own-blood by individuals?

31 posted on 09/29/2009 11:24:54 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson