Twitter Bans Blood Drives Without Gays

Social media giant Twitter has banned onsite blood drives in its offices worldwide where regulations do not permit blood donations from gay / bisexual men.

The San Francisco-based company made the decision after one of its U.S. gay employees, was turned away from donating blood at the company's headquarters, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

Blood donations from gay men have been barred since the discovery that HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, could be transmitted through transfusions.

Currently in the United States, under a policy by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that is more than three decades old, men who have sex with other men cannot donate blood.


What is disturbing is the hard facts of how many gay men are infected with HIV / Aids. According to the CDC "Gay and bisexual men are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the United States."

This action by Twitter could set off a chain reaction causing HIV tainted blood supply

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