Gay Activist Hurst: Lift Blood Donor Ban, Save Lives

Wednesday, 04 Dec 2013 11:07 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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A ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men should be lifted because the additional plasma would save more lives and more men would be screened for disease, says Evan Hurst, an activist with TruthWinsOut.com, a nonprofit that fights anti-gay propaganda.

"By saying that gay and bisexual men, period, shouldn't be able to donate blood, not only are you taking a lot of people out who would be healthy donors . . . you're also failing to really screen for some of the other high-risk behaviors they should be screened for," Hurst told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"What we have right now is a situation where somebody can take every blood test you give them and they can know that they're a quality donor.

"But because they're a gay man, because they're in a monogamous relationship, they're just cleared right out, and that's not fair to not just to LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] people, it's not fair to their families."

Under a Food and Drug Administration rule, men who have had sex with men are ineligible to donate blood. The ban has been in effect since 1977.

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