Can gay people donate blood?

United States
February 20, 2007 5:53pm CST
There is a blood drive at my school but a friend told me not to bother because they do not accept the blood from gay and lesbian people.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
20 Feb 07
That cant be true. The only way they would not accept blood from people is if they had a disease that could affect others. Go and talk to the person in charge and tell them you want to donate. You shouldn't even have to say whether you are gay or straight. They cant discriminate.
• United States
21 Feb 07
how is this mature content?? seriously. homosexuality is not mature content.
• United States
21 Feb 07
i just relized something. you did not write that. mylot censored it to keep me from seeing it for some reason. sorry
• United States
21 Feb 07
Yes I DEFINITELY did not label this as "Mature Content" and I agree that there is nothing "mature" about this discussion, or any discussion for that matter that simply includes the word "gay." Its a little ridiculous.
@Wanderlaugh (1624)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
For your school's information, the issue is whether the person has a disease which can be transmitted through blood or blood products, not excuses for violations of the Privacy Act. Blood donations are supposed to be screened for that reason, regardless of donor. Hepatitis and malaria are not sexually oriented diseases. HIV hasn't been exclusively gay for at least 20 years. Perhaps if you were to try to explain the idea of current affairs to them...?
• United States
21 Feb 07
how is this mature content
• United States
21 Feb 07
So I checked online and numerous sources have confirmed it, blood donation centers DO NOT accept blood donations from homosexuals, going back to a 1983 act. Look it up anywhere. What a shame. Technically, statistics show there is a higher incidence of HIV/AIDs about blacks, will they not be allowed to donate blood next? This is utterly offensive.
• Malaysia
22 Feb 07
I agree with Chromecowgirl37. If your blood not have any viruses or disease, you can donate your blood.
@lovedude (4454)
• India
22 Feb 07
why can't they?
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
it's all in their minds dear. we can donate blood as long as you have a clean blood. no worries unless you donate your heart hehehe their would be a problem with that
• United States
21 Feb 07
there is lots of discrimination to g.ay people these days. I hate to tell you this, but lots of people don't like g.ay people. When I don't like somebody or want to call them stupid, I would usually call them a f.aggot, or a q.ueer. or an a.ssrammer, or a c.ocksucking, j.izz licking c.hoad master. lol. g.ay people CAN donate blood and it's legal. ur "friend" was just kidding.