Skip to comments.Liberals Push Gay Blood in Risky Policy Change
Posted on 04/04/2010 7:24:45 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus
While the Obama Administration and its "progressive" supporters in Congress insist they want a federal health care bill to protect people from deadly diseases, liberal senators led by John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) have pressured the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into considering lifting the ban on male homosexuals donating blood. It's a decision that could mean disease and death for many Americans, and billions of dollars in additional health care costs.
"John Kerry Supports Gay Blood" declared a column on a pro-homosexual website.
Kerry, Franken and 16 other liberal senators insist they want the blood supply to remain safe and that donated blood must undergo two "highly accurate" tests that make the risk of tainted blood entering the blood supply virtually or nearly zero.
But writer and researcher Dale O'Leary says that male homosexuals, or men who have sex with men (MSM), as the FDA describes them, "expose themselves to such a wide variety of pathogens that medical professionals can never be sure that they have a test to identify every one of them. There could even now be something lurking out there, hidden in the blood of apparently healthy men, waiting."
O'Leary, the author of One Man, One Woman, and The Gender Agenda: Redefining Equality, is writing a forthcoming report on the medical and health impact of admitting open and active homosexuals into the U.S. Armed Forces.
"Senator Kerry argues that this policy is now arcane because we have tests to determine if donated blood carries the HIV, but the problem is not the diseases we know of and have tests for but the diseases which we haven't identified as sexually transmitted and blood borne and don't have tests for," O'Leary points out.
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Let Americans die on the altar of political correctness.
No thanks liberals, there are diseases in their blood that they have no test for. Homosexuals killed thousands of innocent people with their selfish habits and this nation is not about to risk another devastating outbreak that murders child hemophiliacs because Queer Nation is upset about the very necessary and intelligent rules.
Its interesting that Ezekiel Emanuel wants to control risky behavior IE obesity and smoking (more to come) but homosexual activity is never mentioned as risky.
But don’t expect these senators to partake, should a transfusion be required at some point in time. They’ll rely on their own vintage—a$$hat smackoff, Type A.
Not a problem ... —> as long as that gay blood goes ONLY to the President, his family... Democrat Senators/Congresspersons and their families... as well as the Obambi Czars and their families... and basically just any Dem elected official... and the moonbats of New England.
Both, but neither is the real root-cause.
They're malignantly evil.
Learn something new every day. (And just how do you prove you're gay?)
Hell no on this one ! Ask Ryan White what he would think of this !
I see a lucrative business for enterprising individuals: private blood banks. Probably unConstitutional.
Exempt, exempt, exempt, exempt, exempt, exempt, and basically exempt.
Assuming you are a man, I would say by having sex with another man.
"Organ grinders can keep their bodily excretions in themselves, and that includes blood!!!"
(And just how do you prove you’re gay?)
Right now, blood banks rely on the honor system. They inquire at the time of donation if the prospective donor has had homosexual sex since the 1970’s, among other queries.
Anyone who says “yes” is not allowed to donate.
The policy makes good sense. Besides aids, active homosexuals can be a vector for hepatitis as well as other blood borne diseases especially including those not yet identified or isolated.
I think you’re on the right track.
Right there at the blood bank? Okay, I have to admit, that's proof.
Ezekiel Emanuel probably knows all about Rahm Emanuel’s “weiner bump” program for the House gym lockeroom
Considering that many studies show that chunky folks actually live longer than thin or even “normal” weight people, and it becomes even more interesting. It’s OK to hate fat people, but we must not criticize homosexuals.
Already in place.
Prospective surgery patients can donate pints of their own blood in the weeks prior to surgery.
I read that also. The study I read said men who are 30lbs over weight are more likely to survive a heart attack.
Everything is to be done for a leftist agenda, not what makes sense. Stop them.
Well, I see myself refusing to give blood to the blood banks if this policy is rescinded. I can never or rarely anticipate when one of my friends or loved ones will need my Type O untainted blood and they would definitely get firt crack at it.
Well, maybe not eliminate, but a lot of gay lefties think that homosexual sex is preferable because they do not reproduce. They think of heterosexuals as a form of pollution to be tolerated on a limited basis.
If something is evil, Obama is for it.
Oh, you’re talking about at the blood bank? I think they use a form that asks questions and they trust the people who want to give blood to be honest.
will not that blood also have to be labeled?
This is insane. What about that super virulet HIV that was in NY and killed within days?
Does john kerry get the first transfusion?
or its an easy way to kill political enemies.
I used to have a leftist radical lesbian friend who once told me that “men should be farmed for their sperm and then exterminated”.
That is a direct quote from her.
Heterosexuals are viewed as a threat by homosexuals because we see and speak out about their perversion. We don’t want our children and grandchildren to be indoctrinated and molested by them.
They want us GONE.
Yep. On a previous thread on this topic, I proposed starting a business selling certified sodomite free blood, for many times the price of the politically correct, but potentially lethal stuff. Nearly every patient would pay the premium for the safe blood.
Maybe LCBT donated blood should be reserved for LGBT and progressive recipiants. Want to bet that the recipiants wouldn’t complain?
There can be a window of 6-12 months between HIV infection and the test for it turning positive. Russian roulette anyone?
Political Correctness is Killing Us.
I suppose now that they got the Health Care Monstrosity rammed through, the dimwits in Congress think they know everything there is to know about health and health care. Instant experts.
As the article points out, there are a lot of things besides HIV spread through the blood, and we may not even know about some of them yet.
Not really. Anywhere will do.
I think they use a form that asks questions and they trust the people who want to give blood to be honest.
Ah! And there's the rub - so to speak. Let's say someone is NOT gay (not that there's anything wrong with that) but fill out the form checking off that they ARE gay. They'll need proof. Will pictures do?
On the flip side - if someone IS infected but says that they aren't gay? That could cause problems - no?
Next up, mandate that IV drug users, prostitutes, mega-piercers and “bug chasers” be allowed to give blood to the general population. It’s their “right.”
Not necessarily. I've heard of people banking their own blood, but it's very costly. (Remember the Seinfeld episode where Kramer made a 'withdrawal' to keep in his own freezer?)
That, and the accessibility to your own blood products on short notice impose obvious limits.
Such anarchists need to be charged with a federal felony, if not just outright shot. But they will, unbelievably, actually be lauded.
We need to wrest this idiotic discussion from the hands of the sodomites and put it back on a rational path. They want people to think that "gays" are being banned from donating because they are "gay", when it is merely the well-founded, rational, solidly proven risk that such behavior presents to the blood supply.
Isn’t Ezekiel Emanual a homosexual himself? Or is that the other brother?
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More overt, in-your-face destruction from the Donks. There is not one eensy teensy good reason for this, and a hundred clear reasons why it is very bad. The simple fact is that leftists are not dumb (well, a lot are but) - they want to destroy. Their policies are not designed this way because of stupidity, but hatred of truth and goodness.
I think you are thinking about the other brother’s employer.
I am sure I read that one Emanual brother is a homosexual.
Maybe it’s not the doctor “Mengele reincarnated” brother but a third one?
As soon as I hit “post” I realized what you meant...
Now I’ll have to find out if there are three, I’m pretty sure there are, and they all had to take ballet.
I wonder if their parents are happy at how the little perv leftists turned out.
Well, that makes me happy. I was funny. ,-)
If all the sexual perverts were removed from DC, the population would be reduced by a huge percentage, and everyone would be better off. Except the location where the pervs were sent...
We better kick these clowns out of office in the coming elections...