Saturday, April 12, 2008

If Thailand can accept Gay Blood Donors, Why Can't Ireland?

Its been awhile since I've been on my hobby horse about the Gay Blood Ban, but I ofund this via the Gay News Blog the story is from the Advocate and is about the situation now in Thailand.

On Friday, the Red Cross of Thailand, announced that Gay men will be allowed to give blood! In fact the head of the Red Cross went on to apologies for the ban!

"We didn't mean to hurt anyone," Soisaang Pikulsod, director of the Thai Red Cross National Blood Center, said in the article. "It was just to ensure the highest possible safety of our patients."

The Red Cross in Thailand is now redoing their form and instead of asking about sexual orientation will be asking about high risk sexual behaviour and Drug Use. Now why can't the IBTS do this? This what we are calling for.

If Thailand Can Do It? Why Can't Ireland

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