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blood drive descrimination

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posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 09:32 PM
We were having a blood drive today at school, and rumors about Gay rights came up. Now this may sound stupid, but If you are a male, and have had sex with another male, can you not give blood. What about if a female, and a female having sex?

[edit on 7-11-2006 by Ford Farmer]

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 09:44 PM

Originally posted by Ford Farmer
What about if a female, and a female having sex?

What about it?
There is no bodily fluids swapped though penetration.

Anyway, it's not so much discrimination as it is a law that had failed to be abolished once more was known and understood about HIV.
All blood is screened before it is used, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, so I too don't see the point to this law.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 09:47 PM
OMG it's a LAW!!!! That is one of the most IGNORANT (deny ignorance) Laws I have Ever heard of!!!!

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 09:53 PM
Yeah, if you really want to get fired up about ignorance in laws regarding blood donation, try living in Australia.

They used to have the law being discussed. Then it was changed recently, not abolished.
No male can donate blood after having sex with another male, unless a year has passed.

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