Ban on gay blood donors set to be lifted in the UK
Sep 9, 2011
Hi Dr Bob, Have you seen this news from the UK? Will the US follow suit? "Gay men will soon be able to donate blood after the Government moved to lift donor restrictions across the UK. A lifetime ban was put in place in the UK in the 1980s as a response to the spread of Aids and HIV.
But the Department of Health has said men who have not had homosexual sex within a year will now be able to donate as of November 7."
Response from Dr. Frascino
The UK is much more logical than the U.S. on things like universal health care and, now, on lifting the ban on gay blood donors! Eventually the U.S. will follow suit, but not until the current crop of anti-science wingnuts in Congress are voted out of office. They don't believe in evolution or global warming. You can just imagine how they feel about lifting the ban on gay blood donors based on sound scientific principles.
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