Gay Blood by tiredbees on DeviantArt

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After reading the .PDF download from [link] , I have been move to do something As the late Anita Roddick said, “Do something. Do anything. Just do something.” I’m still not shore what to do, but I have found something wrong.

In the UK you can not give blood as a gay man, with out lying about your sexuality, as on the Nation Blood Services web-site under “Who can give Blood” [link] on question twelve after the one about HIV/AIDS, it asks “Are you a man who has had oral or anal sex with another (even if you use a condom)? Now with out lying and I gather on declarations like this one, I would be breaking the law? Now I’m not a doctor so I not know anything about this but still how can it effect the blood. So when I has some surgery recently, I had to have some blood and now that I’m better I would like to give some of my rare blood group back to the Nation.

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~KarasuChan666 Apr 23, 2008, 3:56:01 AM
It’s unfortunate that people of alternate sexualities can’t give blood for whatever reason. They act like straights don’t get AIDS too. All they need to do is look at the percentages and they see that in the U.S. there are more straight people with AIDS than gays….
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*tiredbees Apr 23, 2008, 6:47:12 AM
thank you for this comment, is it true that GAYs are not aloud to give blood in the U.S. too.

~KarasuChan666 Apr 25, 2008, 5:17:42 AM
Oh i know that it’s true. I am bisexual and i give blood all the time. I know that it is probably illegal and all but they don’t need to know that. I like donating blood, and knowing that i have saved a few lives. I wish that the gay/bi/trans community would fight for their rights more than they do but we can only do so much. Someday we’ll have equal rights.

~Rain-yatsu Aug 10, 2008, 10:21:42 PM
what!? there are more straight people with AIDS than gay people?! fuck you straight people who made this law and those who agree with this law!!

~AinuPrincess Jul 21, 2009, 9:18:16 AM
And you know the sad thing? Even though in the US gays have AIDS the most, world wide, its heterosexuals that are most likely to be infected.

~The-Truth-In-The-Lie 20 hours 58 minutes ago
Hello. I hope you dont mind. I liked your picture so I linked it to my article. Gay Blood Ban – For or Against?
Here is a link [link] in case you want to read it.

If you don’t want your picture on it then tell me and I’ll take it down

~hieithefallen 14 hours 10 minutes ago
People seem to think that gay men contract and spread HIV/AIDS more than straight people do and even though it isn’t true, people believe it sadly

I’m not sure I understand why people think that HIV and AIDS is strictly a homosexual disease. It has nothing to do with sexuality but the person you sleep with, gay or straight.

I wish it wasn’t true, because it’s completely unfair and if a gay man’s blood saved my life, I wouldn’t care that he was gay. I would care that he was a good enough person to help someone else in need.