Elizabeth Warren pushes to end blood donation ban for gay men

  • metta

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    Aug 02, 2013 9:39 PM GMT
    Elizabeth Warren pushes to end blood donation ban for gay men

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/02/1228483/-Elizabeth-Warren-pushes-to-end-blood-donation-ban-for-gay-men
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    Aug 02, 2013 9:49 PM GMT
    Who gets the donated blood and how much is charged for it?
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    Aug 02, 2013 10:03 PM GMT
    Don't she know this gay blood is going to turn people gay?icon_razz.gif
  • Vaughn

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    Aug 02, 2013 10:07 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidWho gets the donated blood and how much is charged for it?


    Right?
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    Aug 02, 2013 10:07 PM GMT
    Well, one thing I can give her kudos for.

    I've posted before - she was one of the most boring and uninspiring law school professors I had. I'm shocked at what she's become. And given her subject matter and supposed expertise, I find much of her populist anti-business sentiment pretty reprehensible. The CFPB in particular is an abomination. There is no other government agency with an authorizing statute that basically says, "go forth and regulate whatever you want to." It will not end well, IMO.
  • Darwin1122

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    Aug 02, 2013 10:08 PM GMT
    The blood ban on gays isn't meant to undermine gays. The reality is there is still no cure for HIV/AIDs, there is a high prevalence of undiagnosed HIV/AID in the gay community, and the tests they do are not 100% accurate because there is a window period following infection in which HIV+ people test negative. However, I do think the policy should be set aside when shortages become critical like during a natural disaster.

    I appreciate that Senator Warren is trying to do something for gay equality but I think her efforts would better be spent on the marriage issue.
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    Aug 02, 2013 10:58 PM GMT
    somersault said
    turbobilly saidWho gets the donated blood and how much is charged for it?


    Why, you running low?


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  • MadeinMich

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    Aug 02, 2013 11:07 PM GMT
    somersault saidimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcSMluJgHIHFWXB2ZfAN7Ak

    I love her. She's one of the few sane people in federal government. I'd vote for her over Hilary in a heartbeat.


    Same here.
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    Aug 02, 2013 11:18 PM GMT
    Darwin1122 saidThe blood ban on gays isn't meant to undermine gays. The reality is there is still no cure for HIV/AIDs, there is a high prevalence of undiagnosed HIV/AID in the gay community, and the tests they do are not 100% accurate because there is a window period following infection in which HIV+ people test negative.

    The CDC uses Nucleic-acid Amplification Testing (NAT) in addition to anti-HIV-1 and anti-HIV-2 detection.

    http://www.cdc.gov/bloodsafety/basics.html
    http://www.thebody.com/cgi-bin/bbs/showflat.php?C=&Board=spanish&Number=235435
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    Aug 03, 2013 12:54 AM GMT
    Elizabeth Warren rocks.
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    Aug 03, 2013 1:06 AM GMT
    More bullshit. Have you ever given blood? When you fill out the form, all answers are optional.

    They ask that you CONSIDER whether you are in an at risk category for HIV, hep., etc. Even if you indicate that you are, you can STILL give blood. The blood bank decides whether or not to use the blood.

    This is not surprising coming from Warren. She is self-seeking and duplicitous, and constantly plays on the ignorance of the public to bolster her image as someone who is "fighting for people."
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    Aug 03, 2013 1:13 AM GMT
    showme saidWell, one thing I can give her kudos for.

    I've posted before - she was one of the most boring and uninspiring law school professors I had. I'm shocked at what she's become. And given her subject matter and supposed expertise, I find much of her populist anti-business sentiment pretty reprehensible. The CFPB in particular is an abomination. There is no other government agency with an authorizing statute that basically says, "go forth and regulate whatever you want to." It will not end well, IMO.


    THANK YOU. One more guy who gets it.

    She was a bankruptcy attorney. As such she knows perfectly well how "corporate personhood" works, yet she publicly rails against the term, playing on the ignorance of her audiences.

    You're right about the CFPB (and the entire Wall Street Reform Act). Train wreck, an insult to the Rule of Law. VERY Soviet in its conception.

    Although, to correct a statement, it must be noted that the PPACA also has odious provisions for arbitrary and capricious regulation, and for the formation of an indefinite number of committees, boards, panels, investigations, and ad hocs out the wazoo.
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    Aug 03, 2013 6:26 PM GMT
    ^ I don't feel that way about every aspect of Dodd-Frank, nor about Obamacare. I don't like Sen. Warren much but she does stand for some things I like.

    Gay men are prohibited from giving blood if they've had sex with another man since 1977. It's not up for our consideration unless we lie about it.


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  • metta

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    Aug 05, 2013 6:21 PM GMT
    Only One Republican Signs Letter Calling For End To Ban On Gay Men Donating Blood

    "Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) stood out last week as the only Republican to support a call on President Barack Obama's administration to end a longstanding ban on gay men donating blood."


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/05/gay-men-blood-donation_n_3708568.html