London (CNN)The UK will allow some sexually active gay and bisexual men to donate blood, overturning a ban that originated during the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and has been decried as homophobic for years.
RU FK’g SHITTING ME!
And yes this is going to be a rave!
In 1977, I needed 14 pints of blood after an event that kept me hospitalized for 4 months. During that time the newspapers were plastered with articles about BAD BLOOD coming in from the US and from the UK that had been harvested from drug users, homosexuals, and others that were ill from HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, TB and a whole A to Z list of other illnesses.
I demanded test after test to ensure I was ‘death free’. Then, back on active service, every 6 months they kept on testing my blood. After 3 years, they declared me safe BUT I was never to donate blood again.
Over subsequent years, I was crunched in a car, blown up, and shot, and EVERY TIME I refused blood products until they stopped using foreign blood.
40 years on and every blood test comes back as negative for ‘nasties’.
It still frightens the hell out of me until I get the all clear.
And now this happens!
I don’t give a monkeys toss about political correctness, and I loath this pandering to LGBT+whatever and druggies if, in the end, it endangers people’s lives.
Only here’s the thing. It is inevitable that some ‘warm brother’ or junkie will donate blood, and it will turn out to be contaminated. There is always the chance that something will get through the screening!!!
SO, WHAT IF SOMEONE DIES AS A RESULT!
The UK GOVERNMENT will then hide that with everything it’s got.
Anything to save face and retain their politically correct and LGBT+whatever ‘credentials’. Such is the hypocrisy and limp wrist pandering of the politicians and UK’s health service.
I’m pretty certain, quite a few will be refusing blood products from now on. That’s if this stupidity makes the mainstream UK press.
Especially ‘old school’ like me who, in the past, unknowingly gambled with our lives.
There is also another factor to consider.
Today I copied this from the UK transfusion service.
If you have had or think you have had a blood transfusion (or blood products) anytime since 1st January 1980 sadly, we cannot accept your blood.
WHAM! Door shut, locked, barred, and bolted.
Then the gibbering fools in charge change their fk’g minds!!!!!!!
Only then I read this:- Gay : Man who has had sex with another man
You may donate as long as it has been 3 months or more since last sexual contact with another man and/or you have not taken pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), e.g. Truvada or post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medication in the past 3 months.
OMG, I had no idea they had already dropped the time to only 3 months without BLASTING THAT FACT ALL OVER THE MEDIA!
It seems Jehovah witnesses have had the right idea all along.
They don’t accept blood transfusions or allow LGBT+whatever within their religion.
There has to be a way of protecting
‘the people’ from GOVERNMENT.
Other than the OBVIOUS!