Skip to comments.FDA eases restrictions on gay blood donors amid 'urgent need'
Posted on 04/03/2020 8:06:59 AM PDT by mykroar
Amid what its calling an urgent need for blood, the Food and Drug Administration revised its blood donor guidelines on Thursday, significantly easing the restrictions on men who have sex with men.
The new guidelines reduce the donation deferral period for sexually active gay and bisexual men from 12 months to three, meaning these otherwise healthy men will now have to abstain from same-sex sexual activity for 90 days before they are eligible to donate blood.
Other 12-month deferral periods have also been shortened under the new guidelines, including those for people who have traveled to areas with certain endemic diseases, those who have engaged in injection drug use and people who have participated in commercial sex work.
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One person gets butt-hurt (hmmmm) and completely change donation protocols.
Obviously this is going to remain after the crisis.
They want to spread their death and destruction to everyone.
Guy is HIV-negative, which means at one time he was HIV+? Hence, disqualification.
What could go wrong?
“disqualified for 12 months because he takes Truvada to remain HIV-negative...”
Urgent need for what? To finally make aids a heterosexual disease?
Homosexual acts should have always remained illegal, everywhere.
Why do I get the feeling that HIV makes one more likely to die from this disease?
Damn all those people to Hell.
Wheres Trump? This is endangering everyones health. Why is the president allowing it?
If there is an urgent blood supply problem, where is the appeal to the population? Where are the bloodmobiles and the blood collection stations? Why aren’t all the dictatorial governors, mayors, and county commissioners who have been quick to shut down the economy appealing to the stay at home population to “carefully” leave their homes and visit the blood donation stations the government, hospitals and Red Cross have set up throughout the community? Why isn’t Fauci using his ample press time to appeal for blood donations?
If there were really a national blood emergency it would be easy to fix it with the establishment of publicized collection points and a strong appeal to the population which has nothing to do. Is government asleep at the switch or is this just one more media amplified social justice initiative of the left?
Another VIRUS with no cure, no vaccine.
Guess the “cope with it” med makers need more lifetime customers added to their rolls.
Meanwhile, the lifetime ban on blood donations from people like me who survived cancer continues. Cancer does not have civil rights, apparently.
Nothing personal but do you really want to donate blood? Or are you just making a point?
Thats interesting isnt it? At least 100,000 new HIV infections every year 80% man-to-man and 80% of those are under 30
So how many death sentences will it be and how many are dying annually from aids and especially age related illnesses?
Funny how we never hear about that anymore. But lets get all worked up over a few thousand deaths from a virus from Communist China but not call it that and then blame the president for it
good Lord whatta bizarro world
THis guy had a mild case and recovered quickly, and I wonder if the Truvada actually helped that, as it is a drug that suppresses the HIV virus .
why do your civic duty when they just throw it back in your face...
blood shortage?...well its the govt that saw to that...
have to re-read that ...at first I thought it said dying "anally"...
I’m under a lifetime ban because I was stationed in Germany in the early to mid-eighties.
I would never get a transfusion, unless death was imminent.
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