TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Last Laugh! Racism and All That Rot

Re: Last Laugh! Racism and All That Rot

Dave Garland (
Sat, 12 May 2007 05:23:40 +0000

It was a dark and stormy night when PAT wrote:

> Her questionaire also asked if I had
> had any 'homosexual activities' since God created the earth

Not to defend the Red Cross, but that seems to be an FDA policy.
"Spending time that adds up to six months or more on military bases in
Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Italy or
Greece from 1980-1996" disqualifies a person too. Of course, they're
trying to avoid anyone for whom there is any possibility of problems.
Eventually, they'll prohibit everyone (which will indeed avoid the
possibility of contaminated blood), and wonder why nobody donates.


[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: That 'spending six months or more on
military bases' is another way of asking the same question about
homosexual activity. As far as trying to 'avoid anyone with a
possibility of problems', exactly why do you suppose they _still_ test
each blood sample given? I do not care (well, really I do, a little)
about who Red Cross wishes to exclude from their programs, but I think
they should be _honest_ about it and state plainly from the beginning
what their policy is. PAT]

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