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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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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 The ban is incredibly outdated.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

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


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