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03:07 | 29th May 2017

News: World

Mon 18 Jul, 2011
By Sam Bristowe


I was humiliated and embarrassed. It’s not right that homeless people can give blood but homosexuals can’t — and I’m not even a homosexual!

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Blood donation center rejects straight man because he 'appeared' gay

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A 22-year-old straight man was refused the right to donating blood after staff at a blood bank believed the man ‘seemed’ gay.

Aaron Pace visited the Bio-Blood Components Inc to give his blood but was later told by the centre that he would be denied the right to donate because he “appears to be a homosexual”.

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules state that no male who has had sex one or more times with another male since 1977 may donate blood and the rule was set up before blood tests for HIV began.

Talking about his experience at the blood bank in Gary, Indiana, Pace said: “I was humiliated and embarrassed.

It’s not right that homeless people can give blood but homosexuals can’t — and I’m not even a homosexual!”
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