Skip to comments.Despite pressure, ban on gay blood donors endures
Posted on 09/16/2013 6:13:22 AM PDT by artichokegrower
NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. gay-rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men.
Dating from the first years of the AIDS epidemic, the ban is a source of frustration to many gay activists, and also to many leading players in the nation's health and blood-supply community who have joined in calling for change.
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Probably a good reason to keep the ban in place.
Or this ban could be a reason why gays progression has been so successful, because Americans no longer see any negative consequences from such activies. In other words a positive for them.
Was this brought up to the SCOTUS in those marriage cases?
This is one place where a liberal will ignore political correctness in favor of reason.
No one can predict when or if they will need blood. So, while liberals love homos, they don’t want HIV. If allowing homo blood into the mix wouldn’t effect the liberal elite, they’d have done it already.
D*mn right it does.
Another reason why you should, for elective surgery, SELF-DONATE!!!!
As a Father who raised a son with hemophilia, thes fudge-packers shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a blood bank!
I can think of very valid reasons not to receive blood transfusions now.This is beyond stupid. They are shooting themselves in the foot big time by bowing to the LGBT crowd on this one. Its not like you could potentially get a old and the sniffles; any screwups on the blood screening that misses the HIV irus and you’re toast. Ommon sense has ben thrown out the window in the name of fairness / PC. I guess the dummies are going to have to learn why there are policies and rules the hard way.
^ I meant by even discusing this because you kniw why they are bringing it up
^ I meant by even discussing this because you know why they are bringing it up
Unless things have changed, I don't believe this is true -- unless the definition of "days" is "many days".
The median window period for the nucleic-acid test is 17 days. The antigen test has a shorter window, but its sensitivity is low.
Simple, nobody would knowingly TAKE blood from a gay-friendly source.
Wrong. Common sense and sanity prevails... at least for now.
Even if it is true, as I understand it the same can not be said about Hepatitis C... which also runs rampant among the rump rider “community”.
It says the ban continues.
In addition to the other comments, blood bank screening can only catch the diseases we know how to test for already. Even ignoring the latency period issue, it is clear that gays are 30 times as likely as straights to harbor HIV. Clearly, their lifestyle predisposes them to blood-borne illnesses, and new ones are always emerging.
Why take the chance? So they can sell blood, or just to make them feel good about themselves?
Homosexual men carry all kinds of STD and other diseases. The list of diseases the average homosexual man has had is appalling.
> In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled Despite pressure, ban on gay blood donors endures, sickoflibs wrote:
RE : They are shooting themselves in the foot big time by bowing to the LGBT crowd on this one
It says the ban continues.
Hit the send button before I read that part but by even discussing the idea you know here it usually leads with PC crowd ...
It’s not fair that straights aren’t contracting AIDS at the same rate as promiscuous gays.
We need to level the playing field with blood transfusions of this blood borne pathogen.
More proof that sodomites are profoundly mentally disturbed. They want INNOCENT PEOPLE TO SUFFER HORRIBLE DEATHS to further their sick agenda.
CDC just announced that 94-95% of all new HIV case are related to Gay Sex.