Petition Closed
Petitioning FDA Public Affairs Specialist Anitra D. Brown-Reed and 29 others
This petition will be delivered to:
FDA Public Affairs Specialist
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

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.


Letter to
FDA Public Affairs Specialist Anitra D. Brown-Reed
FDA Public Affairs Specialist Brenda Zimmer
FDA Public Affairs Specialist Dilcia Granville
and 27 others
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
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Food and Drug Administration.

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The FDA currently bans all men who have had sex with another man since 1977 from ever donating blood.

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.

Eighteen members of the Senate have already supported this change, and you should too.
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Sincerely,
Red is in the Rainbow