I'm glad I don't live in California, especially I wouldn't want to get sick or have an accident in California, because today their is a movement within the Liberal community in California to ban blood drives because the FDA prohibits blood donations from gay men because they are deemed high risk for HIV infection, the liberal community sees this as discrimination and should be outlawed.
San Jose State has gone as far as banning blood drives on campus, not thinking about the consequences to the blood supply if groups throughout the state followed suit. This is one case (of many) where I hope California is not a bellwether for the rest of the country, the FDA needs to be about to do anything they see fit to protect the nations blood supply.
Redstate has more the the story in Redstate - Progressives ban blood drives
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However, in order to ensure the safety of those who receive blood, there are a number of restrictions on those whose donations are accepted. Conditions that make blood medically useless include Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease, leukemia, lymphoma, hepatitis, AIDS, infections, malaria, syphilis, gonorrhea, sickle cells, and tuberculosis. To give a person blood from someone who has one of these conditions could be life threatening, and so the FDA requires that organizations take a list of precautions to prevent such diseases from getting into the blood system.
Progressives at San Jose State University are banning blood drives anyway, though. They have decided that the anti-HIV precautions are unacceptable, and so would rather not give blood at all, in order to attempt to bully the FDA into compromising its scientifically-sound, safety-first blood donation protocols.