Skip to comments.82 lawmakers ask for end to ban on gay men donating blood
Posted on 08/05/2013 12:45:42 PM PDT by fwdude
More than 80 lawmakers have called on the Obama administration to allow gay men to donate blood.
The lawmakers say the administration should change what they say is an "outdated" policy.
Eighty-two lawmakers in the House and Senate signed on to the letter, including Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Enzi was the only Republican to sign the letter.
They said Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should re-evaluate blood donation criteria that ban gay men from donating blood for life.
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Let me guess... Congresscritters will be exempt from this as well...
Well, liberals are all about fair. And to them, it’s fair if we all get HIV.
Sick, rotten bass turds. The 82 who support this should be shot, they are dangerous.
sure wouldn’t want anyone’s feelings hurt.
Because giving them the ability to donate blood, despite their extremely high rates of HIV/AIDs is vitally important to people who need blood.
I know blood screening has gotten better, but my mother died from Hepatitis she contracts from a blood she received after surgery. I say no,
Ask Arthur Ashe if this is a good idea.
Are we short on blood?
I sure don’t want their damn blood.
Well this is just great. Enzi is an enabler and so is Cheney. Somebody else get into that race please.
Arthur Ashe was unavailable for comment.
And that blood should exclusively reserved for congresscritters, federal employees, and most certainly for the White House occupants.
And the blood source should be CLEARLY LABELED.
Think about getting Bawny Fwank’s blood...multiple problems...disease, threat of becoming just as stupid, and possibly very ugly and disgusting babies.
Those lawmakers should be forced to sign a card stating that if they ever need blood they can only use queer blood.
Sure as long as Democrats and their families get that blood and mine get the good stuff.
And you know homosexuals will all rush to donate AIDSee blood just because they can
If they support it they should be given a vial of every blood their type that comes from them....
Before screening it for disease....
Goose meet Gander!
Silly Goose, meet Silly Gander...
Damn you, sir! (see post# 11)
“82 lawmakers ask for end to ban on gay men donating blood”
F*ck That! Let these 82 get a blood transfusion from them first!
Those people are some of the filthiest sex pervs on Earth. They dont care where they get it or from whom, and they have the STD infection rate to prove it.
It is criminal to subject people to being infected by them!
When you can only get 82 out of 535 brain dead idiots to agree to call for something, doesn’t that sort of confirm it’s a bad idea?
Just inject every single one of them with HIV. And then deny medical.
How about leprosy, syphilis, gonorrhea, MRSA, tuberculosis,? Why do they want us to only get AIDS?
I’m an 11 gallon donor. If the Red Cross allows HIV-infected blood into the system then I’ll stop donating. And so will a whole lot of other donors.
We should have learned this lesson from France.
When you ask the question, “How stupid can you get?”, the left keeps redefining the limits.
BTW: I’m aware of the recent studies on HIV blood donation and the statistical results. If you believe Wikipedia and the left you’ll believe anything. Better safe than sorry. And don’t tell me only a few people will get contaminated and infected. One is too many.
Let those who want this get the first pint.
So we should also open up the blood donations for people who have been to the UK, Africa and all sorts of areas....???
How about people who have had blood borne parasites, and any and all STDs even if they are in a management phase of treatment or have an incurable disease....
Why is it so important that queers give blood? Especially when they are carriers of AIDS.
Yep. It’s insanity. There’s a very, VERY good reason why the ban was put into place in the first place. As I recall, the AIDS virus could be transmitted before it could be detected by blood tests. In other words, there was no way to ensure donated blood was free of the virus. At the time, I recall people who needed transfusions were getting the AIDS virus from donated blood.
Now, if they can prove donated blood is 100% safe (which I very highly doubt), then maybe the ban could be reasonably lifted. If not, then it needs to stay in place. These jerks who signed the petition should be the FIRST to receive donated blood from active homosexuals. Me, personally? I don’t want contaminated blood so some stinking politician can feel satisfied with themselves (for being all tolerant and diverse).
The fudge packer’s disease, AIDS, is back on the rise and commie liberals want these disease maggots to pollute our blood supply.
Just more of the war the government is wagging on the average citizen.
BTW: Im aware of the recent studies on HIV blood donation and the statistical results. If you believe Wikipedia and the left youll believe anything. Better safe than sorry. And dont tell me only a few people will get contaminated and infected. One is too many.
I grew up in a rurual area and a high school classmate lost her mother to HIV due to a Tainted Blood Donation in the early 80’s....
Screw PC Correctness, Epidemiology takes precendence...
My Brother was a cured cancer patient, and he couldn’t give blood either.
There is no case on record of cancer being transmitted by blood donation to my knowledge. Yet there is plenty of proof HIV can be given.
Beagle8U: “Those lawmakers should be forced to sign a card stating that if they ever need blood they can only use queer blood.”
Yep! If the blood from queers is 100% safe, then why shouldn’t they use it exclusively? No. They’d rather have innocent children (and adults) who need surgery catch AIDS from a tainted transfusion.
Other people could use blood donated by homosexuals if they chose to.
I've wondered that myself. I suppose the answer lies somewhere in the area of what makes it so important that they be "married," as opposed to joined by civil union. They don't want any asterisks in the playbook.
It's the Orwellian, leftist supported technique of controlling language to control conceptualization of difference.
Oh, just FABulous.
Time to set some of my blood aside.
One has to wonder if, when he was undergoing his heart replacement surgery, Cheney would have opted for blood donated by a gay man.
Perhaps blood banks can take blood from gay men and have it labeled as such. They could allow the blood recipient the option of using it or not. Oh, and make its acceptance mandatory for Members of Congress and gay activists.
He must be getting some pressure from either a family member or someone who has some “skeleton-in-a-closet” info on him.
I hope not.
I am supposed to donate a kidney sooner or later, I guess I’ll refuse any blood (not that it should be necessary) if this happens.
VanDeKoik: “They dont care where they get it or from whom, and they have the STD infection rate to prove it.”
Now, what a minute. You can’t write that! We aren’t permitted to mention that filthy homosexuals have a much higher incidence of AIDS and other STDs, just like we can’t say young, black males have a much higher crime rate. Haven’t you learned there are some truths that may never be spoken?
(yeah, that’s sarcasm)
Given the topic, and I’m not trying to minimize how ludicrous this is in any way, I can’t help but get a chuckle our of the writer’s name.
If any of them need a transfusion, they should have to only be given blood donated by homosexuals.
But, in the usual scope of all things related to lawmakers, they will exempt themselves from having to abide by the laws they pass.
GraceG: “Screw PC Correctness, Epidemiology takes precendence...”
In point of fact, no it doesn’t. The left is politicizing medicine, too. Nothing can stand in the way of Fairness, the greatest virtue next to sodomy and abortion.
Reading the comments on the Hill site, you aren’t too far off at how the lefties are reacting.
Those people are truly sick.
Let’s be scientific about it first. The congress critters can be the subjects of a double blind test, giving one group the blood of queers once a week for twelve months, and the other group the blood of drug addicts for another twelve months, not telling either group which blood they are getting, and see who feels best when the experiment is over. Swapping of bodily fluids between the to two test samples will have to be forbidden.
The thing to do is to donate your own blood in advance of the surgery so that it can be ready if you need some back. I’m told this is the safest way. I don’t know if that’s possible everywhere in the US, though.
Oh, it will probably not help. The crazies will find some way to mandate that blood be mixed with approved querty. For “fairness”.