Red is in the Rainbow
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Anitra D. Brown-Reed
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Brenda Zimmer
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Dilcia Granville
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Janet McDonald
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Joan G. Lytle
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
JoAnn Pittman
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Joseph Raulinaitis
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Mary B. Yebba
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Stephen King
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Susan Small
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Diana Monaco
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Lisa Misevicz
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Carol Gallagher
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Dawn Pyant
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Rosario Quintanilla Vior
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Chauntra Rideaux
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Maria Velasco
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Susan Seefeld
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
C. Stewart Watson
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Nilda Villegas
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Cariny Nunez
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Sylvia E. Gaytan
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Natalie Guidry
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Sheryl McConnell
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Tywanna Paul
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Laurel Eu
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Alan Bennett
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Mary Ellen Taylor
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
Devin Koontz
The Food and Drug Administration
Commissioner Margaret Hamburg

Red is in the Rainbow

    1. Lori Interlicchio
    2. Petition by

      Lori Interlicchio

      West Islip, NY

We believe it is unjust to prohibit any man who has had sex with another man from donating blood. This discriminatory policy stigmatizes gay men and reinforces the stereotype that all gay men have HIV/AIDS. This ban should not be based on someone's sexual partner, but the risk of their behavior. A one year deferral period is sufficient for testing blood and maintaining safety.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
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    3. Reached 250 signatures
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