Skip to comments.HHS weighs accepting men who have sex with men as blood donors
Posted on 03/13/2012 10:54:19 AM PDT by Nachum
The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) is seeking comments on designing a pilot program to create alternative donor deferral criteria for gay men. Currently, men who have had sex with other men (MSM) since 1977 cannot donate blood due to higher levels of certain transfusion-transmissible infections among that population, the notice explains. Members of Congresss interest and increased accuracy among donor testing have made the department reconsider the ban. [T]he increased effectiveness of donor testing for [Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)], [Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)], syphilis and other infectious agents has greatly enhanced
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What do they have in common with Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, and Unicorns?
While I doubt if 3 million would boycott, your point is still a good one. All we’d have to do is offset the gay gains.
And when there is a jump in the cases of transfusion recipients getting HIV and other diseases how many innocent people will be allowed to be murdered in this fashion until it changes?
If this happens I am absolutely boycotting and protesting!
Political correctness will literally kill us.
the can not resolve the HIV exposure risk.
with all the cocktails, some even show miniscule traces of the vires to be STATISTICALLY zero, HOWEVER this is only as long as they take the phamra cocktail.
Some unsuspecting person is going to get a transfusion not have the cocktail and the virus will go full blown exposure.
So we toss aside science and substitute Congressional interest and public opinion in the formulation of health policy.
Back during the Clinton days as governer, Vincent Foster was involved in a scheme that “donated” prisoners blood which made its way to Canada if my memory serves me right. There was a money angle in there somewhere. Some things never change.
The irony is that I’m O- and used to give faithfully, but now I’m permanently barred because I served my nation and “might” have mad cow disease because I served in Turkey at a specific time... As if.
New rules for donors were brought in. Gays, injection drug users are still allowed to donate blood — but, they are supposed to check a little box on a confidential form. If the box is checked, the blood isn't used. This allows the high-risk donors to participate in (e.g.) workplace blood drives, and still avoid contamination of the whole blood supply.
Naturally, the gay lobby here is pushing to eliminate the “discriminatory” rules. Better dead than politically incorrect, seems to be the underlying philosophy.
A number of years ago I was a designated donor for a child having heart surgery. The kid's mother knew my wife and asked if she knew a "safe" donor. I was volunteered for the job since I had the right blood type, had been a frequent blood donor, plus my wife verified that I was "clean". I made several blood donations over a two week period taking lots of iron supplements in between and even did a pheresis donation for packed red cells. I was the only blood donor for this kid's surgery.
I lost TWO good friends due to aids in tainted blood supplies duringn the Great Hemopheliac Genocide, that NO ONE in the media ever wants to mention, because it’s politicallt inncorrect to talk about.
200,000 dead Americans in a few short years, and thier memories are ERASED on the altar of Gay politics.
MOST PEOPLE DO NOT EVEN KNOW THIS HAPPENED, but they know that Reagan is to blame for the AIDS that killed all the gays.
In 1984 my 21 year old heterosexual Godson,who lived in San Francisco,had an automobile accident.
He needed surgery,had a transfusion,and everything came out fine.
He was dead in a year. The blood killed him.
There are serious reasons the guidelines are in place. Being PC regarding a persons blood is sickening. Who is the professional in the above line? I do NOT go to these folks for a doctors opinion for a reason. Good Lord help us.
This is part of the Left’s new “bio-ethics”? Killing the patients is now poltiically correct?
Let’s see if any doctors stand up and raise he!! about this outrage. They have not been too dependable these days.
I had surgery in 1981. 5 years later, I got a letter from the hospital saying I *might* have received contaminated blood (HIV). It took several weeks to get a definitive answer that I had not.
My sympathies to you and the boy’s family.
Glad you are OK-——the early 80’s were scary times with the AIDS fears.
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This is viciously insane evil. There is only one reason to want "men who have sex with men" donate blood - so WE can get AIDS. That's it. They want people who are NOT mentally ill sex perverts to get AIDS. Remember quite a while ago when "AIDS isn't a gay disease!" was trumpeted around? We were ALL at risk from AIDS even if we weren't sex perverts and were faithful to our wives/husbands??? Well, turns out AIDS is indeed a "gay" disease. So despite the fact that AIDS gets the lions' share of reserach funding, the vast majority of AIDS cases are "m who have s with m" or related perverts/lowlifes. So they want the rest of us to get AIDS. It's that simple.
That is exactly why homosexuals should never be allowed to donate blood.
In 1983 or ‘84 I had a severe blood loss and the docs were going to force a transfusion on me. I utterly refused (although I had never heard of AIDS), I just did not want it (I am NOT a Jehovah’s Witness!). The docs huddled and allowed me to refuse it but I had to do stuff to build the blood back up. Now I feel grateful I refused because so many innocent people were getting AIDS from blood at that time.
Another reason to be sickened by the military’s embrace of the deathstyle.
We know that the military never needs (or donates) blood. /s