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Gay men push to end 30-year blood donation ban
The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2013 | Cheryl Wetzstein

Posted on 12/02/2013 7:39:21 AM PST by Gritty

A push by activists to ease the 30-year-old blanket ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men faces a key test this week as a federal panel hears results of the latest research. The findings will be released amid growing pressure from politicians and advocates, including college students, to change the policy.

Critics say the ban is a hangover from the early, fear-filled days of AIDS, stigmatizing gay men and ignoring advances in treatment and detection in the decades since...

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Anybody care to bet on the decision of the "federal panel"?
1 posted on 12/02/2013 7:39:21 AM PST by Gritty
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To: Gritty

Great, the AIDS virus in the public blood suppy, what could go wrong?


2 posted on 12/02/2013 7:40:36 AM PST by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: PROCON

I donate three times a year.
I’d have to rethink this decision if the fed opens the doors to those people.


3 posted on 12/02/2013 7:42:00 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Gritty

But what about monkey humpers? And people who lick trash cans?


4 posted on 12/02/2013 7:44:10 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Gritty

In the very early days of the AIDS pandemic in the homosexual community, it was called the “gay cancer”, because “gay” men were dying of illnesses due to depressed immune systems, but nobody at first knew what the cause was.

The ban on gay donations of blood made sense based on that.

Gay men especially are prone to all sorts of health problems, due to their voluntary sex activities. There could be other diseases similar to AIDS out there, which have not been detected yet.

I know we’re supposed to be liberal and lift the ban on donations. How about a compromise? A separate but equal blood bank, in which all donors are gay men. Then other gay men can get their blood transfusions from the gay themed blood bank.


5 posted on 12/02/2013 7:45:47 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Gritty

Arthur Ashe is unavailable to give testimony before the federal panel.


6 posted on 12/02/2013 7:46:26 AM PST by 04-Bravo
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To: Gritty
Really. What is it about 'gay' people that tortures them to use any and every device to force normal humans to believe that they, too, are completely normal - even to the point of risking the human blood supply on this planet.

They have successfully lobbied, cajoled and tortured the medical community to declare that homosexuality is not perversion, is not a disease, and is not a mental disorder.

So, they must corrupt the blood supply, too. You will next see that when they succeed in removing the ban, that each gay blood sample will not have to undergo AIDS/HIV testing. It's coming, the government knows it, you know it, Gaffer knows it (ala Bob Dole), and the American people know it.

7 posted on 12/02/2013 7:46:33 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gritty

How about a gay donation only blood supply - to be used exclusively for members of the AMA, CDC, HHS, and Congress, who are pushing for this.

We’ll try it for ten years, and evaluate the results.


8 posted on 12/02/2013 7:50:05 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Gritty

If you spent too much time in Europe during the 80s you can’t give blood, because of mad cow disease.

Oh, the stigma.

Of course you can’t test for mad cow prions as you can for HIV.

I don’t mind if the blood I donate goes to a man who has had sex with men, or someone who has abused IV drugs. I just don’t want to get any blood from them.


9 posted on 12/02/2013 7:50:56 AM PST by heartwood
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Why would this make you rethink donating blood? It might put blood recipients at risk, but not other donors.


10 posted on 12/02/2013 7:52:23 AM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Gaffer
"...You will next see that when they succeed in removing the ban, that each gay blood sample will not have to undergo AIDS/HIV testing..."

And then, what the homosexual community has been clamoring for, may possibly come true, everyone WILL be susceptible to HIV, and then their God (aka The Government) will be forced to spend huge sums to correct what is, at its roots, a behavioral deficiency.

Why does the "AIDS!" song from "Team America" come to mind when I think of this?

11 posted on 12/02/2013 7:52:34 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Gritty

“Smokers push to end Lung Donation ban.” Sounds just as ridiculous doesn’t it.


12 posted on 12/02/2013 7:55:31 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Gritty

Why are they so anxious to donate blood - can it be that they want to infect people with HIV?


13 posted on 12/02/2013 7:55:55 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: 04-Bravo

Neither are Ryan White, Elizabeth Glazer, Tom Fogerty or Howard Jarvis.


14 posted on 12/02/2013 7:56:33 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Gritty

Not happy to infect themselves they now want the rest of the country to get infected. How nice of them!

I guess equality to them means we all must suffer with them.

What a bunch of sick egotistical jerks!


15 posted on 12/02/2013 7:59:18 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Gritty

One dose of male homo blood and you might want to ram your fist up your buddy’s butt and grab a hot one!


16 posted on 12/02/2013 7:59:34 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Gritty

WHY is it so important that they donate?


17 posted on 12/02/2013 7:59:46 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Gritty

There will be hell to pay if some innocent person gets AIDS from a blood transfusion if the ban is lifted. And the people front and center on the effort to lift the ban will be the first to explain themselves.


18 posted on 12/02/2013 7:59:57 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: Gritty

The ban was and is a reasonable precaution. Should it be lifted, our blood banks cannot be considered safe.


19 posted on 12/02/2013 8:00:34 AM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: lacrew

Exactly my thoughts. Let those who think it is just fine for MSM’s to donate blood be the receivers of their donations. I am willing to bet the salary and benefits of Senators that they’d run like hell from this and get family/friend donations if needed!!

When liberals say conservatives cannot articulate/discuss two issues at any time, liberals cannot even articulate/discuss ONE ever as their pockets are lined with evil getting its way.


20 posted on 12/02/2013 8:01:35 AM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: All

the solution is to list other groups which are prohibited by donating.

This is not science, this is feel good death politics.


21 posted on 12/02/2013 8:01:39 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I’m sure there are plenty of angry sociopathic queers who have just that in mind.


22 posted on 12/02/2013 8:01:56 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Gritty

“fear-filled days of AIDS, stigmatizing gay men and ignoring advances in treatment”

So the perverts don’t think AIDS is a big deal? Hey, but there are ‘advances in treatment’ if you happen to get it from our blood that we demand you use!

SICKOS, don’t care about anyone but themselves and their perverted lifestyle. Screw the kids, the sick and the elderly. The sickos come first! You take our blood because we are special & equal even if it kills you!


23 posted on 12/02/2013 8:03:25 AM PST by kcvl
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To: longtermmemmory

“This is not science, this is feel good death politics.”

Exactly!


24 posted on 12/02/2013 8:04:07 AM PST by kcvl
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To: DakotaGator

They test all blood donations for HIV and AIDs regardless. Gay’s aren’t the only ones who are banned from giving blood. People who have had sex with a prostitute are also banned.


25 posted on 12/02/2013 8:04:12 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: BunnySlippers
WHY is it so important that they donate?

Donating is not important at all.

What's important is not being banned, normalizing the behavior, removing the stigma, and feeling good about fudgepacking.

26 posted on 12/02/2013 8:05:10 AM PST by polymuser
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To: Gritty
Exactly how mentally deficient would a person have to be to figure out that the AIDs Hoax was the the largest hoax perpetrated on the world's wallet ever?

Look around you. Do you see heterosexual men and women being diagnosed with AIDs? Try to recall that AIDs is actually an acronym for 30 separate disease states which is why they refer to it as a syndrome. The HIV test itself is nothing more than an antibody test, which, if it was positive, would only indicate some prior exposure to a harmless, ubiquitous extremely small 7 kilo base RETROVIRUS.

Homosexuals (read Gay men only) are subject to massive doses of poppers, anti-fungals, antibiotics, antivirals and then, when diagnosed as HIV positive are subjected to toxic chain-terminators and biologicals that eventually damage their already damaged immune systems that they succumb to minor infections.

Allowing these sexual perverts to donate to the blood supply will actually end up spreading Hep B and C into the blood banks. What a pathetic medical establishment we have. Of course after ObamaScare, there won't be any doctors so calm yourselves!

27 posted on 12/02/2013 8:06:08 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Gritty

Advances in detection and treatment is not a cure. In fact according to CDC it’s still an epidemic that does not get reported.


28 posted on 12/02/2013 8:06:16 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Gritty

Self centered and stupid.


29 posted on 12/02/2013 8:06:53 AM PST by Ray76
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To: Gritty

Let’s see: The Center for Disease Control, a decidedly leftist organization, last month came out with the stats that 97-98% of the AIDS cases come from homosexual males . . . their figures . . . not mine.

All we need is for these perverts to further contaminate our blood supply. Is there any end to their disgusting demands?


30 posted on 12/02/2013 8:11:15 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Gritty

Why are they so anxious to donate their tainted blood? So everyone else can suffer too?


31 posted on 12/02/2013 8:11:34 AM PST by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Why are they so anxious to donate blood - can it be that they want to infect people with HIV?

Yes

Kimberly Bergalis

32 posted on 12/02/2013 8:13:11 AM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Gritty

” stigmatizing gay men”

How exactly?


33 posted on 12/02/2013 8:14:01 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: BunnySlippers
WHY is it so important that they donate?

Well, why was it so important for these sodomites to get married when they have no desire whatsoever to find a mate of the opposite sex to get married to? If they can stick their finger in our eye, they'll do it. And the homosexual in our White House (and probably half his staff) will support it.

34 posted on 12/02/2013 8:14:53 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Gritty

Add this to Obama”care” and we continue our reckless mad dash toward third-world medical care where medical treatment poses as much, if not greater, risk to the ill.


35 posted on 12/02/2013 8:15:27 AM PST by Hulka
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It’s not fair that they are only allowed to infect other faggots.

/s


36 posted on 12/02/2013 8:16:10 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Gritty

It’s a dogma of liberalism. Everybody is the same even if they’re different. Normal people don’t deserve to be free of aids. They deserve to get it like everybody else.

That’s why I can say confidently that liberalism is a mental illness.


37 posted on 12/02/2013 8:16:29 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Gritty

Why end the ban?

You don’t even have to tell anyone you are gay when you donate blood


38 posted on 12/02/2013 8:19:54 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: rlmorel

Indeed.

The agenda began when the homosexuals started to convince normal people that they had just as much risk of contracting AIDS if they banged Suzy at the local bar.

Homosexuals wanted to convince everyone that normal sex between a man and a woman was just as risky as homosexual sex.

Once they convinced everyone they were ALL at risk, then the money would flow for AIDS research. . .


39 posted on 12/02/2013 8:20:00 AM PST by Hulka
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I am all for this as long as the gay men are certified virgins....

That should narrow it down signifigantly...

I am thinking unicorn blood would be easier to get and I hear it has amazing healing properties...


40 posted on 12/02/2013 8:21:54 AM PST by GraceG
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This is the same cultural sub-group that has been know to intentionally infect themselves witht he HIV virus as a “bragging right”....

This won’t end well...


41 posted on 12/02/2013 8:24:06 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Gritty

Unnngh!


42 posted on 12/02/2013 8:24:59 AM PST by RichInOC ("ARMAGEDDON!" [BOOM!] "And the rodent's red glare, gerbils bursting in air...")
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To: PROCON

Especially with the new version that develops into aids at 5 years.


43 posted on 12/02/2013 8:25:22 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: Gritty

It was the Sodomites, themselves, that threatened the Los Angeles Basin Red Cross with tainting the blood supply by queer hiv/AIDS-postivie donors giving false information as to their status at the time of giving blood, in 1984, to begin with!

Stigmatized???? How about calling those, ahem, pieces of flesh what they are, terrorists, in the truest sense of the word.


44 posted on 12/02/2013 8:30:00 AM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: Hulka

Right, except the facts don’t bear them out.

If HIV was truly easily transmissible via normal heterosexual contact, there would be a world-wide epidemic of heterosexuals with HIV, and there simply isn’t.

The primary form of transmission is abnormal sex between men.


45 posted on 12/02/2013 8:34:43 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: heartwood

I’m one of those whose blood they don’t want, from having lived in the UK in the ‘80s.

I don’t consider it some sort of civil right to try to force my blood donation on recipients, however.


46 posted on 12/02/2013 8:35:56 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Gritty

Take their blood, mark the bag with a “G” and reserve it for gay people who need blood. Let’s see how safe gay people think gay blood really is.


47 posted on 12/02/2013 8:39:20 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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No problem, just make sure the donated Blood is only given to other Gays and Democrats.

Sounds like a fair compromise to me.


48 posted on 12/02/2013 8:41:32 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Communist is nothing more than an honest Democrat...)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

I donate with the understanding that I might need a donation.


49 posted on 12/02/2013 8:50:34 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Hulka
A very good friend of mine has a reputation as a womanizer. He was seeing a doctor for an unrelated ilness, so he asked the Doc for an aids test. Doc told him that there was very little chance of a man contracting AIDS from a woman. The fluid transfer is the other way (man to woman). The Doc said that was one of the aspects of this homosexual disease that was not talked about because it would stigmatize the patients.

How can you stigmatize something that is already lower than whale feces?

50 posted on 12/02/2013 8:52:04 AM PST by snowtigger (very)
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