Allow homosexuals to donate their blood
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American Red Cross

Allow homosexuals to donate their blood

    1. Adam Loi
    2. Petition by

      Adam Loi

      Adelaide, Australia

 

The Red Cross Blood Service claim that 1 in 3 people require blood donations but only 1 in 30 people will actually donate their blood. However, if you are gay you are not eligible to donate blood because homosexuals have a slightly higher chance of contracting HIV according to the Red Cross Blood service.

We all know that homosexuals, heterosexuals and bisexuals are all capable of contracting HIV and AIDS. These STI’s are not sexuality-specific and therefore it is simply discrimination to only refuse homosexuals the right to donate their blood. All blood donations are tested and if any test positive for a STI the blood is not used, but even so homosexuals still can’t contribute.

If we want more blood donors and more lives saved this policy must be removed as it only serves as a disadvantage to those who need blood and it also discriminates against the Gay community. Please sign and share this petition, it can make a difference! 

 

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    • charles myers GUERNEVILLE, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      i'm gay and wont give any money to you

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    • fred steven MELBOURNE /VICTORIA, VI
      • about 2 years ago

      we all shud be equal

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    • Chad Johnson MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Regardless if they allow us to donate blood, I'm still not. You can't discriminate someone then just expect loyalty from them once you've said sorry...

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    • Madeleine Bartlett BUNBURY, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Blood is blood. Why does it matter where it ccomes from?

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    • William Gawned PERTH, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm O negative, universal donor, but because I am in a long term stable relationship with a man instead of a women, I am not allowed to donate blood.

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