Adam McVey: No room for blanket discrimination on blood



Forget oil, whisky and Irn-Bru, Scotland’s most precious liquid resource is the blood coursing through each of our veins. Blood donation should be a semi-regular event for almost all of us – but only 4 per cent of people in Scotland actually donate.
The blood transfusion service is also unable to maximise the number of volunteers coming forward, as the rules state that gay men are barred from donating if they’ve had sex in the last 12 months.
In 2016, gay men who are husbands and fathers are deemed to be too “high risk” to make a donation. It is ridiculous to suggest that the blood of gay... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Health, Views: 35
Source: Scotsman
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