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Canadian judge rules in favour of blood service which bans gay men

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  1. Dave North 9 Sep 2010, 5:24pm

    Yes I can blame him.

    Their are plenty of wh@re mongering STD riddled heterosexuals who can donate blood with impunity.

    Given that they outnumber gays 10 to 1, the chances are that they are more likely to give infected blood.

    It is bigotry pure and simple.

    And I say this as a medical professional.

  2. Ian how can you say that

    How can a committed gay couple be denied yet a woman or guy who just had an unprotected orgy accepted

    It’s pure discrimination

  3. de Villiers 9 Sep 2010, 5:59pm

    It’s is discrimination but is considered to be a proportionate measure to achieve a legitimate aim – the safety of the blood supply.

  4. to give another scenario: “straight” man who has a wife and 2 children, but who sleeps with men on the side.

    this goes on in every single country in the world, including Canada.

    This guy is “lying” to the Canadian Blood Services, but also lying to himself, his wife and family. is he fined or sued?

  5. There is, of course, a simple solution — set standards based on number of partners in the last 12 months, number of instances of unprotected sex, etc. rather than based on gender of said partners.

    The fact of the matter is that unprotected sex and promiscuity are the risk factors that should be considered — not sexual orientation. The “need” for discriminating against men who have sex with men can be eliminated by asking more pertinent questions before accepting donations. Would such questions still prevent many gay men from donating? Sure — if they are truly at high risk for STDs/STIs. But such measures would also prevent straight people who are at high risk from donating. Everyone would be treated equally…

  6. “The fact of the matter is that unprotected sex and promiscuity are the risk factors that should be considered — not sexual orientation.”

    Exactly.

  7. If they want blood – and they want it for free – Why does it fall to certain social groups to be Discriminated against – TEST THE BLOOD!!!!! – The way the Blood Service goes on they can’t afford to openly discrimination and exclude.

    Are African Hetrosexuals banned – because they are a high risk HIV group too – NO – of course that would be racist –

    Do they bar hetro’s who engage in anal sex – NO –

    So, even though Gay men are the group most likely to know their current HIV status – surely the risk comes from those who don’t!

  8. HOMOSEXUALS LIE JUST LIKE HETEROSEXUALS SO CUT THE BULL CRAP ABOUT IT BEING AN INJUSTICE AND HOMOSEXUALS ARE THIS AND THAT. IT WAS PROVEN THAT THE HOMO HAD, HAS, HAVE AND However, tests revealed his blood was actually infected with the sexually-transmitted disease syphilis, prompting the blood donation service to sue. THE RIGHTS STEPS WERE TAKEN AND IF HIS BLOOD HAD BEEN GIVEN TO A PERSON RECOVERING THAT DISEASE SURELY WOULD HAVE CREATED MORE COMPLICATIONS. YES HOMOSEXUALS LIE AND IF ALL INFORMATION IS MADE READILY AVAILABLE THEN A RESPONSIBLE DECISION CAN BE MADE. IT IS NOT ANYONE’S RIGHT TO TEACH A LIFE LESSON KEEP YOUR LESSONS AND APPLY THEM TO YOUR OWN LIFE. WHICH IS WHAT A LOT OF INFECTED HOMO’S ARE DOING KNOWING SPREADING HIV AND OTHER DISEASES UNDER THE GUISE OF TEACHING A LESSON. I AM NOW WAITING FOR BLOOD RESULTS WHICH TEST FOR THE VIRAL LOAD, I HAVE TAKEN TWO ORAQUIKS THE FIRST ONE A WEEK AFTER THE CONDOM BROKE AND THE SECOND AFTER 8 WEEKS AS IT TAKES 4 TO 6 WEEKS FOR THE ANTIBODIES TO SHOW AND BOTH WERE NEGATIVE. BUT AS A CAUTIONARY ACT I AM DOING THE BLOOD TEST WITH UCSD WHICH IS KNOWN AS THE EARLY TEST THAT CHECKS FOR THE VIRAL LOAD AND ONLY TAKES TWO WEEKS AND IT CLOSES THAT 3 AND/OR 6 MONTH WAITING PERIOD AS MY CONDOM BROKE DURING SEX AND THE HOMO WAS NOT UPFRONT WITH ME ABOUT HIM HAVING HIV BECAUSE HE WANTED THE DICK THINKING THAT IF A CONDOM WAS USE THEN HE DID NOT HAVE TO TELL ME AND NOT THINKING ABOUT WELL WHAT IF IT BREAKS. THEY SHOULD SUE HIS ASS INTO HOMELESSNESS FOR LYING ON THAT APPLICATION WHICH WOULD HAVE WRECKED SOMEONES LIFE. DO NOT TRUST ANY OF THEM AS THEY WANT TO TEACH LIFE LESSONS

  9. SilenceIsGolden 11 Sep 2010, 5:26am

    @B-RAD: Caps-Lock got stuck, or what?

    @JohnD: Yes, in fact, there are other groups that are banned, too bad it didn’t get mentioned here. And indeed, people from certain African countries are banned. (Go to the Vancouver Sun Newspaper’s website, if you’re interested, and search for the article.)

    A friend of mine, e.g., is barred from donating because she was outside of Canada when BSE roamed around in Europe.

    However, all of those rules fall short in one way or the other. And, of course, I agree that it’s pure bigotry to point-blank exclude one group of citizens.

    However, what scares me more, is that it seems as if just excluding certain groups is the only safety measure! I’m from Germany, and a friend of mine works in a blood lab — NO blood is being passed on to anybody if it hasn’t been tested right away, put away for a few months and then tested again before it’s given. If they here in Canada simply rely on people’s alleged connection to a group, I’m very very scared to ever have to receive blood.

  10. Michael★ 11 Sep 2010, 6:35pm

    I have a friend who works for lab testing and quality control for the U.S.F.D.A. and was told, “as long as the tests for HIV/A.I.D.S. are NOT 100% accurate, gay men (and other group) will be barred from donating blood.”
    The tests for HIV/AIDS IS NOT 100% accurate. It may be close, but it is not definitive.

  11. HAHA YOU HOMO’S AND LIZZIE’S ARE LAME HOW ABOUT YOU START A HOMO AND LIZZIE ONLY BLOOD BANK YOU HAVE CREATED YOUR OWN DENTIST AND OTHER FACILITIES DO THIS ONE TOO AND STOP BITCHING HAHA ABOUT MY CAPS WHICH I AM NOT SURPRISE YOU WOULD COMMENT ABOUT BECAUSE YOU HOMO’S AND LIZZIE’S LOVE GETTING OFF TOPIC AND YOU LOVE BEING TOLD WHAT YOU SHOULD DO INSTEAD OF THINKING FOR YOURSELVES STUPID DOES EQUAL HOMO AND LIZZIE IN CANADA

  12. B-RAD: If you want to be a derogatory moron, at least get your insults right: It’s ‘Lezzie’, not ‘Lizzie’, you illiterate fcukwit.

    Let’s just hope that against all odds, you contract HIV from an unscreened heterosexual blood donation some time soon.

    We could even make you an honourary gay man. :)

  13. ‘Are African Hetrosexuals banned – because they are a high risk HIV group too – NO – of course that would be racist – ‘

    Yes, they are banned, plus anyone who has had sex with an African.
    Any other comments?

  14. Joseph Benning 22 Jul 2012, 2:21am

    Guess screwing a sewer pipe is not such a good idea after all huh?

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