Skip to comments.FDA urged to let homosexuals donate blood
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 John Kerry is slamming the Food and Drug Administration with letters, demanding that it justify and reconsider its "outdated" ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men.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 "A law that was once considered medically justified is today simply outdated and needs to end. ..."
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I want homosexual blood like I want HIV.
I say we save that blood for liberals who agree with you Senator Kerry, then I’m all for it.
He's right. Not a single piece of "evidence". But rather, several hundred thousand death certificates!
Kerry graduated from Yale with a degree in political science. Thus that makes him an expert in Hematology too.
Sigh. Why not let Democrats be the pilot program for this?
“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.
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 :(
He’ll be singing a different tune if and when he ever needs a blood transfusion.
How many ways are Rats stupid.
Mr Kerry, how about you let the medical people who run these banks make the call on this?
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?
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.
I just wonder if he is still with us.
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 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. :)
Yikes! Those figures are very scary.
I have seen that questioned more than once recently
Some days I think Scott Brown replaced the wrong corpse...
People with rare blood types have banked their own blood for upcoming elective surgeries. It lasts a few weeks.
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?
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.
“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.”
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
Blood donation is NOT a civil rights issue. It is a public health issue.
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.
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.
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.
I banked my blood before surgery.
Some homo please just give John Kerry aids and let’s be done with him. Kerry, a worthless human at best...
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.
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.
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.
And some think that homosexuals aren’t trying to take over and do us all in. LOL!
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!
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.
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.
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. ;-)
I wonder how Paul Michael Glaser feels about this?