Petition Closed
Petitioning FDA

Allow gays to donate blood.

56
Supporters

 

The FDa's policy barring "men that have sex with men" is a discriminatory practice and demeans all of us in the lgbt community by assuming that our blood is toxic. At the time this was instated it may have made sense, considering the limited knowledge of HIV/ AIDS at the time, but now it is antiquated and needs to be changed. By allowing this practice to go on you are infact huting your own cause, depriving many people of life saving blood from the millions of gays with untainted blood. As high risk a group you say the "men that have sex with men" group is the statistics aren't so high as to exclude a potential pool of millions. In short not only is this policy counter intuitive, but perpetuates a sense of second class citizenship among the gay community.

 

Letter to
FDA
I just signed the following petition addressed to: FDA.

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The FDa's policy barring "men that have sex with men" is a discriminatory practice and demeans all of us in the lgbt community by assuming that our blood is toxic. At the time this was instated it may have made sense, considering the limited knowledge of HIV/ AIDS at the time, but now it is antiquated and needs to be changed. By allowing this practice to go on you are infact huting your own cause, depriving many people of life saving blood from the millions of gays with untainted blood. As high risk a group you say the "men that have sex with men" group is the statistics aren't so high as to exclude a potential pool of millions. In short not only is this policy counter intuitive, but perpetuates a sense of second class citizenship among the gay community.
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Sincerely,