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FDA still bans gay men from donating blood, even though Red Cross gives the thumbs up

Yes, your tax dollars at work. Blood supplies are at critical levels and Bush’s FDA has its head in the sand. Think Progress:

Gay men are still banned for life from giving blood,  leaving in place — for now — a 1983 prohibition meant to prevent the spread of HIV through transfusions. The Food and Drug Administration’s ban prevents an estimated 62,300 gay and bisexual men per year from donating blood, despite the Red Cross calling the policy “medically and scientifically unwarranted.”

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