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check two
07-18-2011, 11:33 AM
You would think that they would have changed the policy a while ago? "a recent study found that the gay ban costs hospitals 219,000 pints of blood each year"



--Man says he was rejected by blood bank for seeming gay


An Indiana man says a blood donation center rejected him as a donor because he appears to be gay--even though he isn't.

Aaron Pace, 22, recently visited Bio-Blood Components Inc., in Gary, which pays up to $40 for blood and plasma donations. But during the interview process, he said, he was told he couldn't give blood because he seems gay.

Though Pace is "admittedly and noticeably effeminate," according to the Chicago Sun-Times, he says he's straight.

"It's not right that homeless people can give blood but homosexuals can't," Pace told the paper. "And I'm not even a homosexual."

Even though the blood bank sounds like it is engaging in a discriminatory practice, it would only be following the law by rejecting Pace were he gay. In 1983, amid the early panic over AIDS, the Food and Drug Administration banned all men who had had sex with other men since 1977 from giving blood. At that time, there were no effective screening tests to identify HIV-positive blood.

Nowadays, all donated blood is tested for HIV and other infectious diseases before being given to hospitals. And a recent study found that the gay ban costs hospitals 219,000 pints of blood each year.

And yet, last year, the Department of Health and Human Services decided to maintain the policy--though an FDA committee called it "sub-optimal," and suggested that it would be better to develop a screening system based on individual behavior, not broad characteristics like sexuality.

Curt Ellis, the former director of The Aliveness Project of Northwest Indiana, an HIV education group, called the ban "unfair, outrageous and just plain stupid."

As for Pace, he's still mad about being rejected. "I was humiliated and embarrassed," he said. And just to be clear: He's not gay--not that there's anything wrong with it.

-http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/man-says-rejected-blood-bank-seeming-gay-151627659.html

Fresh
07-18-2011, 11:38 AM
lol! is that seriously a law ???

fair enough to ban gays when the aids outburst happened but now they can test if the blood is clean so theres no point anymore, just losin out on blood that could save lives

"suggeted that it would be better to develop a screening system based on individual behaviour, not broad characteristics like sexuality." - LOL so instead of having good blood, if your a lil bit shy, to aggresive, to effiminate, theyre not going to allow you tpo give blood!

i swear some places in america hve the most backward ass people in the world

Dokuro
07-18-2011, 12:08 PM
they still do this for native Africans and south east Asians no joke look at the questionnaire

TSA
07-18-2011, 12:35 PM
dude they do it if you've BEEN to africa lol

Dokuro
07-18-2011, 12:39 PM
that’s why I said ‘native Africans’ dumb ass

did i say black/African American or American Asian

no....

if your a native chances are you BEEN there

PANDA PISS
07-18-2011, 01:41 PM
Rofl at "seeming gay". Is that their official policy? You have to Fill out the survey I bet it says: do you own any records by
Queen
Mariah Carey
Nelly

You do? Get the fuck out of our hospital you seem gay.

Dokuro
07-18-2011, 03:32 PM
what queen shot your self sosa being a queen fan does not make you gay it make you a great judge of music

rBUr1pSWTVI

Dokuro
07-18-2011, 03:34 PM
freddie mercury is a god

check two
07-18-2011, 03:36 PM
lol! is that seriously a law ???

fair enough to ban gays when the aids outburst happened but now they can test if the blood is clean so theres no point anymore, just losin out on blood that could save lives

"suggeted that it would be better to develop a screening system based on individual behaviour, not broad characteristics like sexuality." - LOL so instead of having good blood, if your a lil bit shy, to aggresive, to effiminate, theyre not going to allow you tpo give blood!

i swear some places in america hve the most backward ass people in the world

Yeah, that's why a lot of closet rappers can't give blood either.

PANDA PISS
07-18-2011, 06:48 PM
what queen shot your self sosa being a queen fan does not make you gay

Obviously not. That was my point. How do they judge who "seems gay"?. Its just stupid. Anyone that rocks a pink T-shirt? Anyone wearing sandals? Anyone one that says the word fabulous?