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FDA urged to let homosexuals donate blood
WorldNetDaily ^ | March 10, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling

Posted on 03/10/2010 10:15:25 PM PST by kingattax

Sen. John Kerry is slamming the Food and Drug Administration with letters, demanding that it justify and reconsider its "outdated" ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men.

According to the FDA policy, homosexual men are banned from donating blood if they have had sexual intercourse with a male since 1977.

Kerry, D-Mass., and 17 other Democratic lawmakers asked FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to reverse the policy in a March 4 letter.

"Not a single piece of scientific evidence supports the ban." Kerry wrote. "A law that was once considered medically justified is today simply outdated and needs to end. ..."

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; fda; hiv; homosexualagenda; publichealth
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1 posted on 03/10/2010 10:15:25 PM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I want homosexual blood like I want HIV.


2 posted on 03/10/2010 10:19:03 PM PST by libh8er
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To: kingattax

I say we save that blood for liberals who agree with you Senator Kerry, then I’m all for it.


3 posted on 03/10/2010 10:24:28 PM PST by politicalmerc (Statistics don't lie but liars sure use statistics!)
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To: kingattax
[Article] . "Not a single piece of scientific evidence supports the ban." Kerry wrote.

He's right. Not a single piece of "evidence". But rather, several hundred thousand death certificates!

4 posted on 03/10/2010 10:26:18 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: kingattax

Kerry graduated from Yale with a degree in political science. Thus that makes him an expert in Hematology too.


5 posted on 03/10/2010 10:26:51 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: lentulusgracchus

Sigh. Why not let Democrats be the pilot program for this?


6 posted on 03/10/2010 10:29:38 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: kingattax

“Not a single piece of scientific evidence supports the ban.”

Except my Dead friend and ex-boss who died in the great Hemopheliac AIDS Death of the late 80’s/early 90’s.

As many as 200,000 Hemopheliacs were killed by Aids-tainted blood.


7 posted on 03/10/2010 10:32:42 PM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: kingattax
Here is a list from the WND article of the rest that singed this letter: coincidentally, they all seem to think they know whats in your best health care interests:

Kirstin Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii

Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.

Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio

Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.

Bob Casey, D-Pa.

Bernie Sanders, D-Vt.

Russ Feingold, D-Wis.

Mark Udall, D-Colo.

Al Franken, D-Minn.

Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

Carl Levin, D-Mich.

Tom Harkin, D-Iowa

Mark Begich, D-Alaska

Roland Burris, D-Ill.

and Michael Bennet, D-Colo.

I put "funny" al in bold because some of my neighbor's are responsible for him :(

8 posted on 03/10/2010 10:33:33 PM PST by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: kingattax

He’ll be singing a different tune if and when he ever needs a blood transfusion.


9 posted on 03/10/2010 10:35:38 PM PST by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: eclecticEel

How many ways are Rats stupid.


10 posted on 03/10/2010 10:38:13 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: kingattax

Mr Kerry, how about you let the medical people who run these banks make the call on this?


11 posted on 03/10/2010 10:39:46 PM PST by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: eclecticEel

You know, it’s funny. I needed a blood transfusion last year, got two pints. And while I know the odds are it’s totally safe, when they brought that blood in it scared the heck out of me.

I kept thinking, who did this come from, and what kind of lifestyle did they lead?


12 posted on 03/10/2010 10:42:13 PM PST by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: kingattax

I just hope I never need blood. Might as well bleed to death as to die from AIDS. My mother died at age 58 from hepatitus she got from infected blood. This was back in 1978 before they tested blood. She had heart surgery and recieved the blood durring her surgery. The hepatitus on top of her surgery killed her. One of my daughters friends who was a hemopheliac died at age 15 from AIDS he contacted from infected blood. Its a sad state of affairs when political correctness becomes more important than the lives of good decent people.


13 posted on 03/10/2010 10:48:55 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: kingattax
""Not a single piece of scientific evidence supports the ban."

Somewhere around 25% of black gay men have HIV. How you like them apples, Senator Kerry? And in urban areas, close to 20% of gay men have HIV. This man is in denial.

The Chicago study found that more than 17 percent of gay men in Chicago have HIV; 39 percent did not get tested in the last year because they were worried about the result.

Almost 600 gay men from across the city were tested for HIV/AIDS and interviewed about their lifestyles, including questions about drug use and number of partners. Ninety-one of the subjects tested positive for the virus.

Thirty percent of gay black men in Chicago tested positive, the study showed, while Hispanics and white men had rates of 12 percent and 11.3 percent, respectively.

A quarter of blacks aged 18-24 tested positive. More than 37 percent of blacks aged 25-34 - the highest of any age group - tested positive. The numbers are similar to national figures.

http://www.chitowndailynews.org/Chicago_news/Half_of_Chicago_gay_men_in_study_did_not_know_they_have_HIV,27941
14 posted on 03/10/2010 10:49:25 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: voteNRA
Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.

I just wonder if he is still with us.

15 posted on 03/10/2010 10:51:06 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: I still care

I wonder if a person can save their own blood. I remember my husband donating his blood for his sister when she had surgery.


16 posted on 03/10/2010 10:53:19 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: I still care

I would be worried that the blood came from a lib. I think you need to monitor yourself for liberal leanings for the next couple of years. :)


17 posted on 03/10/2010 10:55:18 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: CaspersGh0sts
More than 37 percent of blacks aged 25-34 - the highest of any age group - tested positive

Yikes! Those figures are very scary.

18 posted on 03/10/2010 10:55:30 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: beckysueb

I have seen that questioned more than once recently


19 posted on 03/10/2010 10:56:30 PM PST by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: kingattax

Some days I think Scott Brown replaced the wrong corpse...


20 posted on 03/10/2010 11:00:52 PM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: beckysueb

People with rare blood types have banked their own blood for upcoming elective surgeries. It lasts a few weeks.


21 posted on 03/10/2010 11:01:10 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: kingattax

What has happened to cause this to be “outdated”?

I can’t give blood because I lived in Europe during the Mad Cow scare. Is that suddenly outdated too?


22 posted on 03/10/2010 11:05:26 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Democrats and Pelosi. The party of thieves, liars and tax cheats)
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To: beckysueb

Many people donate their own blood for later surgery. You may, however, have to pay to keep the blood cold while in storage and you also have to trust the medical staff not to mix up your blood with somebody else’s.


23 posted on 03/10/2010 11:06:20 PM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: beckysueb

“More than 37 percent of blacks aged 25-34 - the highest of any age group - tested positive
Yikes! Those figures are very scary.”

You should see the statistics from Miami and Baltimore. They’re even worse than that.

” A new study assessing human immunodeficiency virus rates in Baltimore-area homosexual men has revealed that a third have the disease, while in African-American homosexual men, the rate is 50 percent.”

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2005/jun/05061605.html


24 posted on 03/10/2010 11:07:02 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: beckysueb
I went back and read the WND article again, and according to what they wrote the letter Kerry sent was dated March 4th. So assuming he signed the letter himself, Lautenberg is still with us as of a week ago.

I suppose the letter could have been prepared and signed earlier but most decent people would take off a signature of a person that passed away before the published date on the letter.

Then again, we are talking about John Kerry

25 posted on 03/10/2010 11:07:52 PM PST by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: kingattax

Blood donation is NOT a civil rights issue. It is a public health issue.


26 posted on 03/10/2010 11:12:13 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: kingattax

Why is he focusing on gays?

I am not allowed to give blood forever in the USA. Why? Because I lived in Europe in the late 1980s - early 1990s. And what is the exact reason they ban my O negative forever? Because there was a mad cow scare in England during some of those years.

I was not in the UK, and the country I lived in never imported beef from the UK, and I was practically a vegetarian in those times. But none of that matters; my blood is banned from helping people here FOREVER.

Really stupid rules.


27 posted on 03/10/2010 11:17:49 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: kingattax

These people simply can’t think through the obvious results of their politically correct, dangerous campaign. They sure as hell didn’t ask the hemophiliac community, perhaps the biggest users of donated blood. My hemophiliac friend succumbed last week from the lifelong aftermath of receiving HIV positive blood donated by a homosexual.


28 posted on 03/10/2010 11:19:26 PM PST by Mack Truck ( CAIR is the biggest enemy of free speech and freedom in America.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

You too, huh? I really think that sucks. Fine, forbid those who were actually in England during the Mad Cow, but we weren’t even there and we can’t give.


29 posted on 03/10/2010 11:20:14 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: beckysueb
I wonder if a person can save their own blood. I remember my husband donating his blood for his sister when she had surgery.

I banked my blood before surgery.

30 posted on 03/10/2010 11:29:10 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: kingattax

Some homo please just give John Kerry aids and let’s be done with him. Kerry, a worthless human at best...


31 posted on 03/11/2010 12:47:57 AM PST by trailboss800
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To: beckysueb
"I wonder if a person can save their own blood. I remember my husband donating his blood for his sister when she had surgery. "

Supposedly you can. However, when my wife did it, the saved blood was no good, it clotted in the IV tube when it was being reinjected. It must have been stored improperly.

32 posted on 03/11/2010 1:06:19 AM PST by matthew fuller (obama- no watermelon salesman, but gun and ammo salesman of the century.)
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To: kingattax

Why don’t the gay populations start their own blood banks for each other? Thant way, they could keep passing on HIV and HepC to each other without even having to have multiple sex partners.


33 posted on 03/11/2010 2:40:03 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: beckysueb
I just hope I never need blood.

I had occasion to do some work at a blood bank near downtown Raleigh several yrs. ago.

I wouldn't have shaken the hands of about half on the donors in the waiting room, let alone get a transfusion from them.

34 posted on 03/11/2010 4:26:38 AM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: kingattax

And some think that homosexuals aren’t trying to take over and do us all in. LOL!


35 posted on 03/11/2010 6:09:18 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: libh8er
Makes perfect sense to me! Remember Obozo is all about sowing internal dissent, promoting insecurity and hopelessness.

Ergo Obozo wants to tear down traditional places of refuge. The American healthcare model is a bastion of comfort to those who can afford it! So, Obozo will do all in his POWER to destroy it!

36 posted on 03/11/2010 8:17:52 AM PST by STD (-Obama Comes, Riding Upon The Pale Horse of Islam)
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To: kingattax

Let them donate, then throw it out.
When I give blood they have a “confidential” (or had? it’s been a while) that the patient puts on the form. one (barcoded) says “my blood should be fine” the other says “biohazard waste, don’t give this to any humans” and allows those with diseases (real or potential) to give blood and save face to their families.

I don’t want any of that blood in the fridge if I need some.


37 posted on 03/11/2010 8:36:50 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: politicalmerc

The horrible results of the liberal elitists’agenda are just for us normal,average Americans, not for them. They are so good and noble they are exempt from having their own ghastly ideas inflicted on them.


38 posted on 03/11/2010 3:29:28 PM PST by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: beckysueb

You can self donate but its short term and since you can only donate a pint every 60 days its usually only for well-planned elective surgery. Caveat: I’m not a medical doctor and haven’t been to a Holiday Express Inn lately. ;-)


39 posted on 03/11/2010 4:01:41 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: kingattax

I wonder how Paul Michael Glaser feels about this?


40 posted on 03/13/2010 1:10:12 PM PST by aSeattleConservative
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