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Wed May 13, 2015, 04:16 AM

FDA Releases Plan to Ease Restrictions on Gay Blood Donation

Source: Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration is outlining its plan to end the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 32-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

The FDA on Tuesday released proposed guidelines for screening blood donors at increased risk of carrying HIV. Under the proposal, the current blanket ban on donations from gay men would be replaced with a policy barring donations from men who have had sex with another man in the last year. The Obama administration previously announced the policy shift in December.

If finalized, the new policy would put the U.S. in line with other countries that enforce a one-year deferral period on donations from sexually active gay men, including Australia, Japan and the U.K.

Gay activists, however, continued to question whether requiring a year of celibacy from gay men amounts to a significant policy shift.


Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/fda-releases-plan-ease-restrictions-gay-blood-donation-30993881



A year of celibacy?! A step in the right direction which still serves as a reminder, gay/bi men are still suspect.

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Behind the Aegis May 2015 OP
rpannier May 2015 #1
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IronLionZion May 2015 #2
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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2015, 06:29 AM

1. Second stage in the gay agenda

First was marriage. Force people to divorce their opposite gender spouse and marry the same sex
Second, blood transfusions to give straight people gay blood, thus turning them gay


Over the top I know. But give it time. Some whack job will make that claim.
Then wind up with his/her own radio program

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Response to rpannier (Reply #1)

Wed May 13, 2015, 02:01 PM

4. Yeah, you know the conspiracies are churning fast under some tinfoil hats.

They will either get their own talk show or be known as "Republican Candidate".

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2015, 06:58 AM

2. This is Obama's plan to turn us all gay!

As soon as a straight person get's gay blood, they start to realize that this arbitrary rule has jack shit to do with HIV prevention.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #2)

Wed May 13, 2015, 08:45 AM

3. Archie Bunker mentality....

 

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