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  • Gay blood donor sues over sexual-history questions: Claims charter rights violated

    09/29/2009 10:39:45 AM PDT · by USFRIENDINVICTORIA · 52 replies · 3,000+ views
    Canwest News Service ^ | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 | Andrew Seymour
    A gay man who repeatedly gave blood after lying about having sex with other men is suing Canadian Blood Services, alleging the questionnaire used by the agency to screen out unsuitable donors is a violation of his charter rights. Kyle Freeman alleges the blood collection agency violates his charter rights and those of other gay men by asking male donors on the questionnaire whether they had ever had sex with a man, even once, since 1977.

    05/31/2005 4:21:31 AM PDT · by T'wit · 48 replies · 983+ views
    My Way News ^ | May 30, 2005 | AP
    Canada Red Cross Guilty in Blood Scandal May 30, 9:23 PM (ET)HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) The Canadian Red Cross pleaded guilty Monday to distributing blood tainted with HIV and hepatitis C in the 1980s, and was fined $4,000 in the public health disaster that infected thousands. More than 1,000 Canadians contracted blood-borne HIV and up to 20,000 others were infected with hepatitis C after receiving the tainted blood products. About 3,000 people had died by 1997 and the death toll has grown, but recent estimates were not available. "(The) Canadian Red Cross Society is deeply sorry for the injury and death...
  • University Says Blood Drive Biased Against Gays (better you dead than homophobic)

    03/26/2004 9:29:16 PM PST · by The_Macallan · 43 replies · 478+ views
    FoxNews ^ | The_Macallan
    <p>MONMOUTH, Ore. — The American Red Cross may soon be banned from holding blood drives on one university campus because the organization prohibits some gay men from donating blood.</p> <p>"We're looking at the practices of the Red Cross — whether they are discriminatory, and if they are, how it relates back to our policy," said Gary Dukes, vice president of student affairs at Western Oregon University.</p>