US Gays can now donate blood...

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    Dec 22, 2015 1:33 AM GMT
    ...as long as we don't have sex with another man.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/22/health/fda-ends-ban-allowing-some-blood-donations-by-gay-men.html?_r=0

    Thanks Barack, LOL.
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    Dec 22, 2015 1:50 AM GMT
    Fun fact: there's a five year MSM deferral period in Canada.

    https://www.blood.ca/en/msm
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    Dec 22, 2015 4:34 AM GMT
    I mean we can whine about this all we want, but the fact is that a gay male is 6 times more likely to have HIV than a straight male. That's just a fact...
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    Dec 22, 2015 8:46 AM GMT
    Every donation is tested with increasing precision and accuracy.
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    Dec 23, 2015 1:15 AM GMT
    Import saidI mean we can whine about this all we want, but the fact is that a gay male is 6 times more likely to have HIV than a straight male. That's just a fact...
    And blacks are statistically more likely to commit violent crimes than white people. Does that mean blacks should be required to pass a criminal background check before sitting at the front of the bus? icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 23, 2015 1:31 AM GMT
    Import saidI mean we can whine about this all we want, but the fact is that a gay male is 6 times more likely to have HIV than a straight male. That's just a fact...

    So what do you propose? Retaining the US ban against gays donating blood?
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    Dec 29, 2015 7:33 PM GMT
    Here in India you can donate blood regardless of sexual orientation but then you can have trouble finding a landlord open to having gay couple as tenants.