Santa Cruz schools rethink blood drives after gay student barred
In March, the major blood-supply organizations in the U.S., including the American Red Cross, petitioned the FDA to relax the rules on gay men, saying "the current lifetime deferral for men who have had sex with other men is medically and scientifically unwarranted." The issue has not yet been resolved, the Red Cross said.
I've never really thought about it before. I did not realize they excluded you based on your sexual orientation. Do they ask if you've hetro and sleep around? Because, there is not much of a difference. The rule should be HIV + or infection by other know viruses means no blood donations, regardless of your sexual orientation. The blood is tested to weed out AIDS right? So why ask the question? I smell politics and the religious right.