Let Gay Men Donate Blood!
  • Petitioned NHS Blood and Transplant/National Blood Service

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NHS Blood and Transplant/National Blood Service

Let Gay Men Donate Blood!

    1. JordanKyle Dennis
    2. Petition by

      JordanKyle Dennis

      Manchester, United Kingdom

In 2009, 2.1 million blood donations were collected from 1.6 million donors in England. While the figures may appear to be large, this only represents 4% of the population.

In England, around 8,000 blood transfusions are carried out every day. Therefore, the need for blood donations remains high.

The NHS do not allow gay men to donate blood if they have had anal or oral sex with another man in the last 12 months. People are dying everyday because there isn't enough blood being donated, less and less people

78% of gay men have said they WOULD donate blood if it was possible, this would save so many lives, increase the amount of donations by so many!

Let gay men donate blood and start saving lives!

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    • Glenn Macdonald BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      We have the ability to make sure blood is safe! well use it!

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    • daniel ireland LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Why should anyones preferences stop them saving lives?

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    • Peter McCaffery WIGAN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because there is already too much stigma about gay people without insinuating that they are dirty or their blood is inferior, however subtle a way it may have been said. If a dying person needs blood, it shouldn't matter if it came from a gay man or not.

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    • michelle kemp WIGAN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      i have alot of gay friends who would love to donate blood, they are no different to anyone else and you check the blood before it is used so i dont see the problem!

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    • Rachael Pennington PRESTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      I was shocked to find out that in this day and age gay men are seen as a medical threat because of their lifestyle. Straight people and couples can spread diseases too! Their blood obviously has to be tested for disease so why cant gay mens?

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