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Thread: Time to rethink Blood Transfusion eligibility rules?

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    Default Time to rethink Blood Transfusion eligibility rules?

    When I was gracious enough to live among you spud-eating Murphys, I was banned from giving blood for the crime of having lived in Britain for more than a year in the 1980s and 1990s. Surely it is time for this, and the ban on gay men giving blood, to end? Particularly as the BSE CJD link has never been proved and that anyone can get HIV...

    Given the amount of emigration to the UK in the 1980s and the close ties between the two islands, surely the proportion of the population deemed ineligible must be quite large?

    Irish Blood Transfusion Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Can a mod change the title to 'Stop Hating Gays, Ireland!'? I suspect it might get more interest then...

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    It was all discussed in one of my threads before.

    http://www.politics.ie/forum/health-...-donation.html

    and from someone else

    http://www.politics.ie/forum/health-...over-year.html
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    Can a mod change the title to 'Stop Hating Gays, Ireland!'? I suspect it might get more interest then...
    Seriously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cato View Post
    Seriously?
    Not quite, no...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    It was all discussed in one of my threads before.

    http://www.politics.ie/forum/health-...-donation.html

    and from someone else

    http://www.politics.ie/forum/health-...over-year.html
    Ah, fair enough, that is recent enough to be a duplicate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    When I was gracious enough to live among you spud-eating Murphys, I was banned from giving blood for the crime of having lived in Britain for more than a year in the 1980s and 1990s. Surely it is time for this, and the ban on gay men giving blood, to end? Particularly as the BSE CJD link has never been proved and that anyone can get HIV...

    Given the amount of emigration to the UK in the 1980s and the close ties between the two islands, surely the proportion of the population deemed ineligible must be quite large?

    Irish Blood Transfusion Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I see on the 9pm News that we have a shortage of supply at the mo, only 3 days in stock.

    www.giveblood.ie , for those who might like to donate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    When I was gracious enough to live among you spud-eating Murphys, I was banned from giving blood for the crime of having lived in Britain for more than a year in the 1980s and 1990s. Surely it is time for this, and the ban on gay men giving blood, to end? Particularly as the BSE CJD link has never been proved and that anyone can get HIV...

    Given the amount of emigration to the UK in the 1980s and the close ties between the two islands, surely the proportion of the population deemed ineligible must be quite large?

    Irish Blood Transfusion Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    So tox, what are the rules about the above among the 'rost-buif' Brits? I recall some flurry of activity among HM's 'gay' community recently on the matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skypeme View Post
    So tox, what are the rules about the above among the 'rost-buif' Brits? I recall some flurry of activity among HM's 'gay' community recently on the matter.
    In relation to HIV people and gay men who have had sex with other men within a year, broadly the same. Obviously the 'living in England in the 80s and 90s' bit doesn't exist. The restrictions are dealt with here: Give Blood - Who Can't Give Blood

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    Kind of interesting OP, given that the organs of the Irish State rapidly rush in to save the life of a Jehovah Witness child whose parents object to him or her receiving a life saving blood transfusion, given of course that the Taoiseach of our land of the ceád míle fáilte, is happy to legislatively facilitate life ending 'procedures' for unwanted children of any religion or none.
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