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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-17-08 05:33 PM
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7. There are no questions on the donor questionaire regarding heterosexual practices
Except being paid for sex.

I'm another O- whose blood is not wanted, because my partner is a bisexual male. I could forgo sex for a year, however, if I really wanted to donate that badly. The fact that I use condoms is irrelevant. I could have all the unprotected, indiscriminate sex with straight men I like, never get tested, and donate like my blood was going out of style.

This issue is one of my biggest pet peeves.

I will now wait for the apologists of this homophobic, archaic policy to arrive and spew their nonsense.
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  -I didn't give blood yesterday dsc  May-17-08 04:44 PM   #0 
  - sorry to ask this  maddezmom   May-17-08 04:49 PM   #1 
  - gays can't give blood  dsc   May-17-08 04:51 PM   #2 
     - I didn't know this  maddezmom   May-17-08 05:21 PM   #3 
        - they ask about being a prostitute, and having sex with a man who had sex with another man  dsc   May-17-08 05:30 PM   #5 
        - There are no questions on the donor questionaire regarding heterosexual practices  Der Blaue Engel   May-17-08 05:33 PM   #7 
           - I was asked  sandnsea   May-17-08 06:20 PM   #22 
  - I know how you feel. I had cancer 25 years ago, am completely  babylonsister   May-17-08 05:24 PM   #4 
  - thank god you are cured  dsc   May-17-08 05:31 PM   #6 
  - Thanks, dsc. I don't think anyone who has had cancer  babylonsister   May-17-08 05:35 PM   #10 
     - amazing  dsc   May-17-08 05:47 PM   #15 
  - A) Very glad to hear you're a survivor.  PeaceNikki   May-17-08 05:38 PM   #11 
     - I had chemo, so that leaves me out. But thanks for that; maybe it  babylonsister   May-17-08 05:53 PM   #18 
        - I run drives at work and one of my co-workers is fighting pancreatic cancer for 2nd time.  PeaceNikki   May-17-08 05:58 PM   #19 
  - lesbians can donate  galledgoblin   May-17-08 05:34 PM   #8 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   May-17-08 05:35 PM   #9 
  - You are giving a silly excuse  bamalib   May-17-08 05:39 PM   #12 
  - the people running the drive would know me to be a liar  dsc   May-17-08 05:45 PM   #13 
  - How nasty can you get? Your remarks are deplorable. You're not  babylonsister   May-17-08 05:46 PM   #14 
  - Sorry I think the OP is on a high horse and is using a blood drive to push an agenda.  bamalib   May-17-08 07:31 PM   #29 
     - that is absurd  dsc   May-17-08 07:38 PM   #31 
     - Get out of my LIFE.  baby_mouse   May-21-08 03:11 PM   #71 
     - Go to hell--from a multi-transfused recipient. I pray that more people will donate  blondeatlast   May-21-08 04:19 PM   #73 
  - Seems a lot of assumptions there, and passing judgement.  uppityperson   May-17-08 05:48 PM   #16 
  - It is sick to accuse someone of following offical policy of "letting others die"  hulklogan   May-17-08 06:18 PM   #21 
     - It may be outrageous but there is a way to avoid it.  bamalib   May-17-08 07:29 PM   #27 
        - presumedly the people running the drives you go to  dsc   May-17-08 07:31 PM   #28 
        - So you're willing to lie about something that may be a risk factor so you can donate blood  hulklogan   May-17-08 07:36 PM   #30 
        - You are confused because you don't know the process  bamalib   May-18-08 05:04 PM   #43 
           - actually that isn't entirely true  dsc   May-18-08 06:08 PM   #52 
           - My eating meat in this country would give me a better chance at madcow  bamalib   May-18-08 08:02 PM   #56 
              - Your point is actually a really good one.  hulklogan   May-18-08 08:21 PM   #57 
           - Tests and the people who administer them are not 100% perfect  fed_up_mother   May-21-08 05:50 PM   #74 
        - yes, because that's a BRILLIANT strategy  galledgoblin   May-17-08 07:40 PM   #32 
           - I agree.  PeaceNikki   May-17-08 07:41 PM   #33 
           - screened and clean  sandnsea   May-17-08 08:10 PM   #35 
           - me? no I can't guarantee that  galledgoblin   May-17-08 08:58 PM   #36 
              - Neat little tests and machines and equipment...  Dinkeldog   May-17-08 10:12 PM   #39 
           - All donated blood is tested and screened  bamalib   May-18-08 05:07 PM   #44 
              - of course I knew that, don't be silly  galledgoblin   May-18-08 05:42 PM   #49 
                 - It isn't just gay men  bamalib   May-18-08 07:54 PM   #55 
  - I don't give blood any more.  LWolf   May-17-08 05:51 PM   #17 
  - ## DON'T DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   May-17-08 06:09 PM   #20 
  - or you might spread gay cooties!  LeftyMom   May-17-08 07:13 PM   #23 
     - To clarify, it's NOT the American Red Cross, it's the FDA  PeaceNikki   May-17-08 07:16 PM   #24 
        - Thanks. I'll edit. nt  LeftyMom   May-17-08 07:17 PM   #25 
           - ARC has been trying real hard to get them to lift it.  PeaceNikki   May-17-08 07:17 PM   #26 
  - 27 gallons here  Skittles   May-17-08 07:51 PM   #34 
  - Wow Skittles - that's a HUGH amount!  Godlesscommieprevert   May-18-08 05:13 PM   #46 
  - That's such a stupid policy.  Jamastiene   May-17-08 09:53 PM   #37 
  - fwiw, I think the policy is more about risk of lawsuit than medical risk.  pinto   May-17-08 10:05 PM   #38 
  - Here's the thinking. Generally, infection requires a vector and a source of infection.  pinto   May-17-08 10:17 PM   #40 
  - So, before you were out...  MoeHayNow   May-17-08 10:22 PM   #41 
  - of course I lied  dsc   May-18-08 06:27 AM   #42 
  - I used to donate - but after the BSE scare they don't want mine  Godlesscommieprevert   May-18-08 05:11 PM   #45 
  - If you want to donate just don't tell them that.  bamalib   May-18-08 05:21 PM   #47 
     - I don't think you can test for BSE  Godlesscommieprevert   May-18-08 05:28 PM   #48 
  - Just my opinion for what it's worth  Time for change   May-18-08 06:04 PM   #50 
  - There is some amazing disingenuity in this thread.  FarceOfNature   May-18-08 06:04 PM   #51 
  - even celebate gays  dsc   May-18-08 06:11 PM   #53 
  - I'm not defending the giving ban; I honestly think it's a pointless cruel ban  FarceOfNature   May-18-08 08:45 PM   #65 
  - Not all gay men practice anal penetration, you know  hulklogan   May-18-08 07:05 PM   #54 
  - Indeed. It is behavior, not orientation or skin color.  uppityperson   May-18-08 08:27 PM   #58 
  - where did I say all?  FarceOfNature   May-18-08 08:38 PM   #62 
  - I didn't mean you said all since you didn't. The guidelines say all.  uppityperson   May-18-08 08:47 PM   #66 
     - ok, I guess I should have been clearer  FarceOfNature   May-18-08 08:49 PM   #68 
  - well, some research suggests genetic vulnerability to HIV infection..  FarceOfNature   May-18-08 08:41 PM   #63 
     - That goes along the line of all Indians are alcoholics. I hadn't heard that research, would like to.  uppityperson   May-18-08 08:50 PM   #69 
  - didn't say they did.  FarceOfNature   May-18-08 08:35 PM   #60 
  - sigh  fed_up_mother   May-22-08 07:45 PM   #75 
  - Please see my reply (link) as I answer you there as well as here  uppityperson   May-18-08 08:29 PM   #59 
     - I never said all gay men practice penetration, or all AA men go to prison, or  FarceOfNature   May-18-08 08:37 PM   #61 
        - YOU didn't say all, but all are banned.  uppityperson   May-18-08 08:45 PM   #64 
           - I guess I should have clarified that I was not directly addressing the ban  FarceOfNature   May-18-08 08:48 PM   #67 
  - I can't give blood because I served our country in uniform...  Orsino   May-19-08 03:35 PM   #70 
  - That sucks,  AspieGrrl   May-21-08 04:11 PM   #72 
     - I also lived out of the country during that time and have been treated for cancer  fed_up_mother   May-22-08 07:47 PM   #76 

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