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

Poll Results: 1,970 votes
Yes, it is a discriminatory ban.
No, it's being cautious of an at-risk group.
I'm not sure.

Related: Will Vermont Lift Lifetime Gay Blood Ban?

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Panchali Yapa
Saturday August 16, 2014, 3:19 AM

Thank you

Melissa Graybeal
Friday August 8, 2014, 1:23 PM


Kelly Wilson
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 1:56 AM

Of course!!! All blood received is tested for disease anyway right? Gay blood is as good as any other!!

Lisa Zilli
Friday August 1, 2014, 2:57 PM


Rhonda B.
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 3:10 AM


Magdalena J.
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 12:20 AM

Yes, the blood is checked anyway.

Natasha Salgado
Thursday July 24, 2014, 7:30 PM


Sofia D.
Thursday July 24, 2014, 9:01 AM

definitely. didn't even know there was such a thing that gay men wasn't allowed to donate blood. as long as the blood has been checked that it's fine (just like any other human being's blood), then it should be fine.

Elizabeth Strauss
Thursday July 24, 2014, 8:44 AM

I believe the current demographic with the highest HIV stats are single women. The ban is incredibly outdated.

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

Thank you

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