Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Plea can become a two-way street

The American Red Cross put out a plea for starting the new year off right:


Help start the year off right! 
Donate blood at the St. Louis Public Radio &
American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, January 23rd
2:30 to 7:30 p.m.

UMSL at Grand Center
3651 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63108

I think this might be a good time to remind people that a large segment of our population is not allowed to donate blood, refused the right to save a life... for no valid medical reason, only because they are MSM's. Men who have had sex with men.

It it way past time to change this directive that levels this prohibition. Blood donations should still be tested, from everyone, this is not the issue here.

I have a gay friend with a rare blood type who has been turned away when the life of a child could have been saved... it is time to make a change here. American Red Cross you are correct, it is the time to "start the year off right", let's get a change made in who can donate blood.

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