Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) sent a letter signed by 84 other Democratic lawmakers to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius calling for an end to the blood donation ban as it “continues to perpetuate inaccurate stereotypes against gay and bisexual men and fosters an atmosphere that promotes discrimination.”
God bless you Tammy Baldwin! This is an issue that has such a simple fix it’s almost absurd it’s still an issue. The technology for blood screenings now are fantastic, and if prostitutes can donate blood then I should be able to as well. And that’s exactly what they say in the letter:
“Our current policies turn away healthy, willing donors, even when we face serious blood shortages,” they wrote.