Senator John Kerry is apparently recommending that the CDC and FDA end the ban on blood donations by homosexual men, claiming that there is no scientific reason for the ban.
Except, of course, for the "little" fact that around one in six homosexual men have AIDS, and furthermore this subsection of our population is known for donating blood to get a free AIDS test. Even if testing blood for HIV was 100% effective--and it is not--adding a group that will have blood rejected one out of six times is not exactly going to help the business of blood donation, never mind the reality that people will be understandably more nervous about receiving blood.
It is truly impressive how Senator Kerry is blind to this reality.
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