Posts Tagged with blood donation

  1. Better Blood

    [ By on December 19, 2014 ]

    The website for The New York Blood Center states that a man who has sex with another man cannot donate blood, even if it was “only once”. The site also claims in the same ambiguous manner that a person cannot donate blood if they have traveled to certain countries. This was the case for my mother, who was born and raised in Tanzania, and turned away from donating blood. The basis behind these restrictions is to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS , and some other permanent reasons for ineligibility for donating are: using illegal drugs, testing positive for HIV, prostitution, and cancer. Being gay or African are on a list along illegal activities and deadly diseases. These restrictions are discriminatory ...

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