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Friday, June 11, 2010

Committee Votes Against Lifting Gay Blood Donor Ban in the U.S.

"On Friday, the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety & Availability, which provides recommendations to the Department of Health & Human Services on blood safety and blood products, voted 9-6 against recommending to allow gay and bisexual to donate blood. The committee cited insufficient scientific data to support a change," reports The Washington Blade.

Expressing anger at the committee’s decision was Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.
“This decision is outrageous, irresponsible and archaic,” she said. “We expect more out of this advisory committee and this administration than to uphold an unnecessarily discriminatory policy from another era.”
"The committee cited insufficient scientific data to support the change"

WTF? Science says no ban is needed - this is truly outrageous!

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