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

Poll Results: 1,940 votes    vote on this poll
53%
Yes, it is a discriminatory ban.
 
32%
No, it's being cautious of an at-risk group.
 
13%
I'm not sure.
 
2%
Other.
 


Related: Will Vermont Lift Lifetime Gay Blood Ban?




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Nadine Selvage
Monday April 14, 2014, 9:10 AM


this ban needs to be lifted

Julie C.
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 4:34 AM


This is a historical leftover. It needs to be changed.

Nicole W.
Monday April 7, 2014, 7:18 AM


voted

Nicole W.
Monday April 7, 2014, 7:17 AM


voted

Helene Pedot
Saturday April 5, 2014, 11:19 PM


Yes, definitely. And so should France.

Clare McQueen
Thursday April 3, 2014, 6:00 PM


I cannot in Canada as I am from the UK. This is due to CJD, quite funny as I have been a vegetarian since 1989!

As for donations from gay men, all blood is tested before it gets anywhere near a patient so I do not see the problem.

How many "straight" people lie on the form about their lifestyles?

JD Sh
Thursday April 3, 2014, 1:50 PM


Voted

Anne M.
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 9:08 AM


Everyone should know his/hers own sexual habits and after that think of other people: what to do, what is safe for others and what not?...

Anne M.
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 9:08 AM


Everyone should know his/hers own sexual habits and after that think of other people: what to do, what is safe for others and what not?...

Rhonda B.
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 4:32 AM


Don't they test everyone's blood?



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