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REPEAL THE FDA MSM BLOOD BAN
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REPEAL THE FDA MSM BLOOD BAN

    1. Petition by

      DENIED SERIES: A GLBT Civil Rights Campaign

This petition is for moving towards repealing the FDA's 1985 MSM Blood Ban, which prevents all sexually active gay males from donating blood and vital organs for life.  This petition is in association with our upcoming feature documentary SAVE A LIFE.  Please visit our website to learn more about the project and our efforts to change this law at www.savealifemovie.com

It is stated that men having sex with other men is a High Risk behavior for contracting HIV/AIDS, when this is an issue that no longer holds merit and is severely outdated. We feel that there is no difference in a "gay" man or "straight" man/woman who engage in safe sexual activity. It is a bigotry that has gone overlooked, and an unnecessary segregation.

Labeling an entire community of people as, "HIGH RISK" for contracting HIV/AIDS, irresponsibly sentences them to feeling as if they are soon to be victims of something that they have no control over.

Please sign this petition to help us bring about the end to the FDA's 1985 MSM Blood Ban, and to allow all healthy gay men to do their part in helping to SAVE A LIFE.

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    • Helene Zaffiro MILWAUKEE, WI
      • 8 months ago

      Gay men are not even the highest demographic with HIV or AIDs.

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    • Brandi Ernst TAMPA, FL
      • 8 months ago

      Because it's based on old, bigoted reasoning. HIV is a human illness, not a gay one. There's absolutely no reason a gay man shouldn't be able to donate blood. It's long since time for this to change.

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    • jennifer arnold AUSTIN, TX
      • 8 months ago

      As a medical laboratory technician trainee, I have learned a lot about the advances of serological testing done on blood samples since the 80's, including the NAT (nucleic acid test) which can detect the actual virus in just weeks, long before the patient shows signs and symptoms of infection, or even makes detectable antibodies. With this kind of technology, it makes sense to let gay men donate blood.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 9 months ago

      The engine of my entire action is justice. Anything else would be a missed life for me.

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    • Jasper Perry-Anderson PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 9 months ago

      Firstly, the Red Cross and other organizations constantly need blood, and people die as a direct result of their not accepting all the $^&*% blood they could possibly acquire. Additionally, banning gay and bisexual/pansexual men (and some transgender women, depending on their legal status) from donating blood sends the message that those groups are inherently unclean, inherently dangerous, and inherently worse than cishet people. All members of the LGBTetc community, including those who are not sexually active and legally male, are hurt emotionally by these perceptions.

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