JJ Vincent found this video of a young man who is working to educate people and get the FDA to reconsider its policy on gay men and blood donation.
For more than 30 years, any man who have ever has sex with another man has been banned from donating blood. This policy is controversial and considered by some to be highly discriminatory. Blake Lynch, a Florida nursing student, is trying to get the FDA to reconsider its ban. Until then, he urges people who are eligible to donate in place of those who are “banned 4 life.”
Authors note: Gay men are not the only group of people banned outright from donating blood. The FDA says that it reviews its policies as new science becomes available. The last such review was in 2010.