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Should the American Red Cross lift their ban on gay men blood donors?

Poll Results: 1,967 votes

Related: Will Vermont Lift Lifetime Gay Blood Ban?

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Enrico H.
Friday July 18, 2014, 4:36 AM

Thank you

Panchali Yapa
Thursday July 17, 2014, 12:05 PM

Thank you

Lis T.
Thursday July 17, 2014, 8:11 AM


Melissa Graybeal
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 6:38 PM

As long as the blood is thoroughly tested for all diseases

Karen Ryan
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 11:51 AM


Janice O'toole
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 6:10 AM

There are a lot of groups out there who can pose risks when giving blood. Gay men should not be discriminated against here. All blood needs to be tested thoroughly, regardless of gender or sexual preference.

Sandy G.
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 6:46 PM

Not sure on this one. Tough call. I think all blood, regardless from whom it comes, should be tested. But HIV can be hidden for weeks when someone is first infected. How can anyone ever be sure blood is safe these days, no matter if it's from gay or straight people? There's still the issue of IV drug users and homeless straight folks who use drugs having blood infected with HIV or HCV. Why pick on only gay people? I think all donated blood needs multiple checks.

Enrico H.
Monday July 14, 2014, 5:49 AM


Vesper B.
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 4:04 PM

Why is there a ban to begin with? Are all gay men diseased?

Rosa Caldwell
Monday July 7, 2014, 7:47 AM

Probably discriminatory, but keeping the blood supply safe is necessary.

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