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'National Gay Blood Drive' Protests FDA Ban on Gay Donors
Big Health.com ^

Posted on 07/15/2013 2:41:42 PM PDT by dontreadthis

After Marshall Duer-Balkind, 30, exited a blood donation center on Friday morning, he held up a long green form as evidence that he had been rejected as a blood donor.

On the form Duer-Balkind pointed out that section that disqualified him from being a blood donor because of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy that bans men who have sex with men from giving blood.

After Duer-Balkind showed the form to two volunteers from the National Gay Blood Drive demonstration, the volunteers pulled out a red ink pad and stamped “Rejected” on his forearm.

The stamp was proof that Duer-Balkind had taken part in a nationwide demonstration to protest the FDA policy, which bans men who have sex with men from donating blood, since they are considered at a higher risk for having HIV.

“I think it’s an absolutely ridiculous and antiquated policy,” said Duer-Balkind, who had come to participate in the demonstration during a vacation in New York.

There were more than 50 demonstrations planned as part of the National Gay Blood Drive in various U.S. cities on Friday. The drive was planned to help draw attention to the number of potential blood donors who are automatically disqualified due to their sexual orientation. In addition to men who have sex with men, women are disqualified from giving blood if within the last 12 months they have had sex with a man who at any point since 1977 has sex with another man.

(Excerpt) Read more at bighealthreport.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aids; asscracker; blooddonation; bugchasers; cdc; cultureofcorruption; health; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; stds
note to preppers: siphon off a pint/month and freeze the cells
1 posted on 07/15/2013 2:41:42 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

Some entrepreneurial type could probably make some money doing that....allowing people to set aside their OWN blood for possible use by themselves, or another person they designate...kinda like giving away a kidney (which a friend of mine did.)


2 posted on 07/15/2013 2:44:20 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: dontreadthis

Equality means AIDS for all.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 2:45:34 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: goodnesswins

Storage of your own blood information.....hmmmm....

http://voices.yahoo.com/10-useful-tips-storing-own-blood-upcoming-3918144.html


4 posted on 07/15/2013 2:45:49 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: dontreadthis
After Creepy Ass-Cracker Marshall Duer-Balkind, 30, exited a blood donation center on Friday morning, he held up a long green form as evidence that he had been rejected as a blood donor.
5 posted on 07/15/2013 2:47:35 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: goodnesswins

Blood banks will already do that; it’s an autologous donation. Prior to scheduled surgery, for example.


6 posted on 07/15/2013 2:48:26 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: deadrock

Haven’t you heard? Rules against gay blood donations are just an effort to demean them. They have a constitutional right to taint the national blood supply. Justice Kennedy said so.


7 posted on 07/15/2013 2:50:02 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: goodnesswins

That’s a misleading title. I thought I would see a step-by-step procedure from venipuncture to your freezer settings and which brand of plastic bag to use. :-)


8 posted on 07/15/2013 2:53:03 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: dontreadthis
How about letting potential recipients or their physicians know the status of the blood donor and have the option of refusing a unit without any potential penalty? I think anyone, who lies about his potential exposure to AIDS who subsequently passes HIV to a recipient, should be subject to serious criminal and civil liability.
9 posted on 07/15/2013 2:55:09 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: ASA Vet

oh how you make me chuckle...must be the Army guy is us...geez, remember back in the day how that would have been handled in the platoon barracks...


10 posted on 07/15/2013 2:56:07 PM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: deadrock

these faggots wont stop until they kill us all


11 posted on 07/15/2013 2:56:39 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: dontreadthis

HIV for everyone!!


12 posted on 07/15/2013 2:57:15 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: dontreadthis

Better not need a transfusion.


13 posted on 07/15/2013 2:57:25 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: FoxInSocks

No one’s personal blood is “banked;” it still goes into the blood supply. You just get credit for it.


14 posted on 07/15/2013 2:58:10 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: dontreadthis

A few years back I had my hip replaced at a large Boston hospital.The surgeon told me that I was likely to lose enough blood during the procedure to require a transfusion and he advised me to have my own blood stored beforehand so I could get it back during the surgery.I was surprised how *strongly* he recommended it...almost as if he didn’t fully trust the local blood supply.Maybe he had good reason...they don’t call it “The Gay State” for nothing.


15 posted on 07/15/2013 2:58:38 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

A lot of hemophiliacs got Aids from tainted blood products back in the day because homos refused to stop selling their blood.


16 posted on 07/15/2013 2:59:24 PM PDT by Argus
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To: deadrock

Exactly: Everyone should have an equal chance of getting bad blood from a fag donor.


17 posted on 07/15/2013 3:00:38 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: fwdude

Betcha the elites blood is banked prior to surgery.

I’m talking Bush, Gore, Clinton, Romney, Gates, etc.

It’s just the peons (way too many of us mind you) who have to play roulette with the blood supply.


18 posted on 07/15/2013 3:01:10 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: dontreadthis
If perverts are allowed to give blood they must be required to clearly identify themselves before donation,each drop they give should be clearly labeled “taken from a pervert” and the law should say that it can *only* be given to other perverts.
19 posted on 07/15/2013 3:01:15 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Friend of mine is bad off with untreatable HepC he got from a transfusion post encounter with DUI driver in Mass.

Before they started testing the supply for that.


20 posted on 07/15/2013 3:02:04 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

I hear ya.A nurse I used to work with in a Boston hospital’s ER contracted AIDS *and* Hep C from a needle stick during a code.Needle sticks are,unfortunately,pretty common in hospitals...particularly in high intensity areas like the ER,ICU and OR.


21 posted on 07/15/2013 3:05:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: dontreadthis
send it ALL to san fagcisco...
22 posted on 07/15/2013 3:08:46 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: dontreadthis

Oh, but if anyone smokes or is overweight insurance companies need to know. Naah, no double standards here.


23 posted on 07/15/2013 3:10:28 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: BCW
Yes, I remember. We had one in our basic training company in 65.
He was taken away and we never saw him again.

This was back when it was still illegal.
I resigned the day Clinton made it optional.
Now usurper Obama is doing his best to make it mandatory.

24 posted on 07/15/2013 3:18:21 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: dontreadthis

Autologous donations can only be stored for 60 days. After that, the blood has to be discarded.


25 posted on 07/15/2013 3:18:50 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: fwdude

I stored my own blood for my surgery. Yes, you can donate your own and request it. My doctor insisted that I do an autologous donation. I saw the pints myself in the OR.


26 posted on 07/15/2013 3:21:10 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: Argus

Yup - remember Ryan White? The gay community wanted to make him the poster boy for AIDS discrimination - a young white straight boy who got AIDS. They were trying to argue that ANYONE could get AIDS, so why think AIDS was a “gay” disease?

They never wanted to focus on the fact that he was a hemophiliac who contracted AIDS as a result of a tainted blood transfusion, donated by a gay male.


27 posted on 07/15/2013 3:23:14 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: dontreadthis

They want us to share their Russian roulette risk.


28 posted on 07/15/2013 3:23:27 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: fwdude
You're simply wrong. Look up autologous blood donation. If self-donation is a one-for-one exchange, what would be the point? And why would there be a specific term for it? The blood is already available -- you don't need to build up blood credits. Not yet, anyway. Maybe it's set out on a still-unread page in Obamacare.

I'll do the legwork for you. Assuming "FW" is Fort Worth, here is a quote from nearby Carter BloodCare in Bedford, Texas:

"Q: Can I give blood for myself?

"Yes. It is called autologous donation. Autologous means "self donation" and refers to donating blood for your own surgery. This is a decision that you and your surgeon must make together. An autologous donation can only be drawn with an Autologous Donation Request Form that must be completed and signed by your surgeon. Once the form is completed, you may contact our Special Donations Department at 1-866-525-3378 or Metro 817-412-5308 to schedule an appointment at a Donor Center (Monday - Friday) near you."

29 posted on 07/15/2013 3:23:40 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

frozen cells (as opposed to whole blood) are good for 10 years. However, freezing reduces the quantity of cells post-thaw. So stock up.


30 posted on 07/15/2013 3:24:31 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis
I'm not allowed to give blood merely for the reason that I was in England for several weeks 22-25 years ago when the Mad Cow disease scare was in progress.

Sorry gays - there's all kinds of consequences to your lifestyle choices. Infecting the rest of the population shouldn't be one of those choices that I have to accept.

31 posted on 07/15/2013 3:39:16 PM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: dontreadthis

Remember, it is the recipient/patient that is endangered by the donor. Thus these protestors want the ‘RIGHT’ to potentially ENDANGER (based upon known and statistically-proven lifestyle choices) anonymous recipients for emergency use at a time when their logical decision making is a premium.

As a 100+ Gallon blood donor, I have been turned down many times for a donation at a time when I was outside the parameters. While disappointed I realized that this was the effort by the blood bank / FDA organizations to make the blood donations as safe as possible, rather than as is socially acceptable.

As an aging American, I much prefer the safe is best attitude!


32 posted on 07/15/2013 3:45:41 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government governs best when it governs least!)
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To: dontreadthis

Gay doners should be allowed. The blood that they donate should be givin only to other gays who need blood.

CC


33 posted on 07/15/2013 3:49:45 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: FoxInSocks

Thanks....interesting that hospitals don’t seem to tell people about it.


34 posted on 07/15/2013 3:50:39 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Captain Compassion

professor, you’ve discovered a new blood group: GAY


35 posted on 07/15/2013 3:53:44 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

“he drive was planned to help draw attention to the number of potential blood donors who are automatically disqualified due to their sexual orientation.”

That’s a lie. I’ve given blood many times and no one asks donors a single question about “sexual orientation”. What donors are asked about is sexual behavior. Someone who suffers from SSA disorder can donate all the blood he wants as long as he’s a celibate virgin.


36 posted on 07/15/2013 4:20:09 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: deadrock

Should have used a branding iron to put “REJECT” on this guy’s forehead.


37 posted on 07/15/2013 4:21:41 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: FoxInSocks

Thanks for the info. I’d always been told that this was not the case. Good to know it’s possible.

Not relevant to me, but does this mean that active homosexuals can give blood autologously, since the risk to the blood supply is then not an issue? That might be the answer to assuage their demands to donate.


38 posted on 07/15/2013 4:22:51 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ASA Vet

trying times...I think the CIC needs a Code Red!


39 posted on 07/15/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: ReformationFan

The question they ask is “if you are male, have you had sex with another male since 1977?” The answer is given in private. They don’t stamp rejected on your body or on any paper. You will be permanently deferred. Only if they take your blood and it is later determined by testing to have H.I.V. Antibodies are you placed into a data base and in some cases, your state Public Health Service is notified.


40 posted on 07/15/2013 4:28:37 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: FoxInSocks
Autologous donations are a good idea in theory, but completely impractical in some instances. In cases of planned surgery, sure, this would work perfectly. But, I'd still be very leery about not getting exactly my blood back when I need it. After all, you'll be unconscious.

In the instance of severe trauma, the ER isn't going to delve into your wishes to use only blood you donated at such-and-such clinic, they'll just grab the most expedient batch that is your match at the emergency facility you are taken to. Also, there is thawing time needed to make ready for the transfusion, and in an emergency, the medical team might not have that luxury.

Better to insist that the be blood supply reasonably remain free of all at-risk donations, such as homos.

41 posted on 07/15/2013 4:33:30 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Argus

Ryan White... one of the first nationally reported deaths was that young man that suffered hemophilia. I just remembered him when I read your post. This “taint the blood supply” agenda is evil at its base core.

LLS


42 posted on 07/15/2013 5:47:31 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: dontreadthis

AIDS for all placemark.


43 posted on 07/18/2013 10:28:00 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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