Are people against the LGBT community donating blood bigots?

Posted by: lifemeansevolutionisgood

  • Yes

  • No

42% 5 votes
58% 7 votes
  • People need to focus on issues like the economy... rather than wasting our time on non-sense bigotry. Give all gay people equal rights and stop wasting time on your personal bigoted issues that you need to work out with a psychologist.

  • There's no reason for a blood ban. Just test the blood. Then you know.

  • As a volunteer for the Red Cross, I can vouch that we test every blood donation we get.

  • Bigot isn't the politically correct term. There is a slightly reasonable argument behind MSM blood bans, and although I don't buy it, you can't call people bigots for believing some of the studies, which to be honest, haven't been 100% disproven. Though for the most part, it is up to the blood transmitter to decide.

  • You mean Christians?

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bigdave says2014-07-08T21:00:22.0574942-05:00
How does one donate a blood bigot?
lifemeansevolutionisgood says2014-07-08T21:01:21.3218942-05:00
Bigdave: What are you trying to say?
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:05:11.5162166-05:00
Commas are an integral part of the English language.
LogicalLunatic says2014-07-08T21:06:30.5619233-05:00
Medical professionals are opposed to LGBT blood donors because they have a much higher risk of carrying HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases compared to straight individuals. Safety and practicality should be the issue here, not some perceived battle for equality. This is not to say that all gay individuals have HIV or AIDS, but many of them do.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:06:50.5141185-05:00
I'm starting to dislike questions in this manner, although I used to make them a lot. Polls should ask a question. Not seek to bash on another group, such as the American left or right wing. This question would of been better if it simply asked if one supports MSM blood bans.
lifemeansevolutionisgood says2014-07-08T21:06:59.7805185-05:00
Well, I haven't slept for a couple days (been working on 3 different essays for school), so... Sorry?
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:08:09.5601579-05:00
Logical Lunatic, even though gay men on average have more HIV's, the chances are exactly the same for a homo or hetero to get aids.
lifemeansevolutionisgood says2014-07-08T21:08:57.3446067-05:00
ChosenWolff: I normally do not like these types of polls, but I was interested in the opinions people have about these guys.
LogicalLunatic says2014-07-08T21:09:21.1646169-05:00
HIV...AIDS...They're both things that you don't want to infect others with.
lifemeansevolutionisgood says2014-07-08T21:10:39.9450121-05:00
LogicalLunatic: Correct, you don't, but not everyone has HIV/AIDS. The blood gets tested. What needs to happen is better education about safe sex and better testing and disposal of blood, and improving the process to minimize mistakes even more.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:10:50.9949777-05:00
Yet the homo and the herero have the same exact chances of getting them.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:11:41.3693151-05:00
The issue is butt fvcking. You are more likely to get aids through having @nal sex than vice versa
YamaVonKarma says2014-07-08T21:12:03.2490121-05:00
There is no way for a person working a blood drive to know the sexual preference of the person who is donating blood. Refusing good donors just costs lives. As okay with murder as I am, avoidable deaths should be avoided.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:12:53.8866121-05:00
BTW, blood tests take about two days and cost money. It's not quick at all
lifemeansevolutionisgood says2014-07-08T21:12:54.5730121-05:00
"The issue is butt fvcking. You are more likely to get aids through having @nal sex than vice versa" As I said, better education about safe sex. Condoms help.
lifemeansevolutionisgood says2014-07-08T21:13:48.1746121-05:00
YamaVonKarma: There is a question that asks "have you have ever had sexual relations with a person of the same sex" on the form you fill out before donating blood.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:15:19.2474121-05:00
Well, that's actually not the problem, per say. You're tearing into someones........... Plate tissue. During sex, sperm (specks of it) usually still gets from the condom, but in smaller amounts, and usually wont hit the egg unless it's a 1/100,000 chance. HIV is different. As soon as it hits the blood stream it takes hold, although it's still far fetched.
LogicalLunatic says2014-07-08T21:15:24.7698121-05:00
More education...More education...We are already spending plenty of money on educating students, but the U.S. is still falling behind. Http://nces.Ed.Gov/fastfacts/display.Asp?Id=66 "More education" doesn't do a thing if students are not willing to listen.
YamaVonKarma says2014-07-08T21:16:00.9428709-05:00
And what about all the straight people who do it in the bvtt
MasturDbtor says2014-07-08T21:16:16.2966121-05:00
Just test the blood all the time and you don't have to worry about disease.
MasturDbtor says2014-07-08T21:17:04.9192911-05:00
While it may take a few days to test blood I would hope that they do test the blood. I don't want them taking chances.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:17:30.0044127-05:00
As I said, same thing. The problem is that HIV is a diseace. There was once a epidemic where the gay community was passing it through sex (As other people couldn't really get it otherwise). It's all about knowing your partner.
YamaVonKarma says2014-07-08T21:17:30.3030121-05:00
The blood is tested. VERY thoroughly.
lifemeansevolutionisgood says2014-07-08T21:17:41.5194121-05:00
YamaVonKarma: They are straight, so no one cares either way. Weird how that works, isn't it?
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:18:40.1735033-05:00
I am attracted to all forms of sex =.=
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:19:26.1330121-05:00
*disease
YamaVonKarma says2014-07-08T21:19:52.8071033-05:00
Not a single person on the face of the planet earth could comprehend my sexual preference. So when I donate, I say straight. People lie.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:20:36.9551033-05:00
Your sexual preference is listed in your certificates.
YamaVonKarma says2014-07-08T21:21:35.5175033-05:00
What certificates?
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:23:32.3490270-05:00
The SSI card is a good one. There are some forms to the government which require you to list sexual preference.
LogicalLunatic says2014-07-08T21:23:56.8691033-05:00
I just realized that this poll is biased.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:24:41.2823033-05:00
Obviously
YamaVonKarma says2014-07-08T21:25:22.8757355-05:00
@ChosenWolff Shh! We're making progress on him.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:26:59.3311538-05:00
Let's make a better poll. Expanding medicaid 133%
LogicalLunatic says2014-07-08T21:27:49.4695848-05:00
I'll put it this way: if you're an adult gay man, you probably are quite well "educated" on how not to get HIV. A greater education isn't the answer to everything. I went to Harverd and I make less than 100,000 dollars a year.
YamaVonKarma says2014-07-08T21:29:27.7177550-05:00
*Harvard and Bulls**t
lifemeansevolutionisgood says2014-07-08T21:29:36.7498941-05:00
A lot of gay men I have met don't fully understand the point of protection for gay sex (ages 18-22). I actually had to tell them.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-08T21:32:38.9581495-05:00
Aren't you a responsible citizen. Medicaid poll is up

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