Monday, February 16, 2009

End The Blood Ban in the U.K.

U.K. gay rights groups are calling on an end to the discriminatory policy of the National Blood Service in barring gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

The ban should apply to people who engage in risky activity but should not make assumptions based on sexual orientation. As it stands a monogamous gay man is banned, but a high-risk heterosexual has no obstacles in donating blood.

Please contact the NBS and tell them the policy needs to change in order to stop the discriminatory behavior and stigmatization of men who have sex with men, and to ensure that there are more blood donors in an already small pool of people who are willing to donate.

E-contact form for National Blood Service

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Phone: 0845 7 711 711

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

End the ban in the UK??? What about the US???

Queers United said...

We are focusing at ending the bans all over the world. This particular alert is for the U.K.

Stuff Queer People Need To Know said...

The ban is definitely wrong, but this reminds me of a PostSecret that was of two men kissing that read "Dear Red Cross: I still donate."

Laurie said...

OMG!!! It's blood....It goes through
screening...A straight person can get the
HIV/AIDS and it not show up for years too!
WHEN will these people see that...
It's just messed up....


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