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If you are gay, you can't do this?!

Posted by on Jan. 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM
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Ok, I was watching a t.v. show, and they said gay men can not donate blood? I had never heard this. I googled it, and all the info says if you donate blood and admit to sleeping with a man(and you are a man), you are banned for life from donating blood? I was quite shocked by this. Anyone else know if this is actually still true?
by on Jan. 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM
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sfigu16
by Platinum Member on Jan. 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM
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mm interesting, i wonder why 

alyssaravensmom
by Platinum Member on Jan. 21, 2014 at 8:21 PM
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Yes my gay friend wanted to donate blood and wouldn't be allowed to because of it.
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Aislin
by Platinum Member on Jan. 21, 2014 at 8:21 PM
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Yep. Its a disgusting policy.

Molz09
by Bronze Member on Jan. 21, 2014 at 8:21 PM
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Yep. It's because HIV rates are highest among gay men.
mjmorrison
by Gold Member on Jan. 21, 2014 at 8:22 PM
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It's because of the aids virus.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 21, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I know there's a ton of questions about sexual activity and blood pathogens, but I had never heard anyone get excluded from giving blood if their blood is healthy. There are even questions about like, if you've had sex with certain races, and I know they don't exclude donations on race. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 21, 2014 at 8:22 PM
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Homosexual men have the highest rate of being infected with HIV. HIV can't always be detected in the blood right away. SO it's a public health policy. I am thankful for this, personally.
mom2_2542
by Gold Member on Jan. 21, 2014 at 8:22 PM
Isn't it all screened?
Remy11
by Platinum Member on Jan. 21, 2014 at 8:22 PM
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I love in a heavy gay area of Cape Cod and the LGBTQ community has blood drives all the time.. I think at one point in history it was true but I don't think any longer.

But it depends in the company doing the banking and how long they test the blood for.
withsecond
by on Jan. 21, 2014 at 8:22 PM
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I do believe that is true.
Whenever I donate, they ask me if I've had sex with any man that may have had sex with another man.
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