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Red Cross tactics attacked as gay blood tribunal hears closing submission

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  1. Simon Murphy 18 Nov 2008, 9:11am

    The ban on gay blood donors is inexcusable. Some people say (rightly) that the prevalence of HIV among gay men as a group makes it more likely that the blood is infected. However they fail to acknowledge that blood donors from sub-Saharan Africa are JUST as likely to be infected. Blood donations from African donors (or people who’ve had sex with them ) are not banned. Therefore the gay blood ban is obviously homophobic. There’s no other reason for the double standard.