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It's been almost 5 years since my cancer surgery. I saw a blood drive sign today, and decided to give it a go. I read on the red cross site a while ago that they will take you after only one year, but I didn't trust it, plus I was having a hard time getting a handle on my dietary issues, I thought maybe I needed all my blood. But, I felt pretty good today, so off I went. On my bicycle no less, it being 1.5 miles from my house.

All went well, and so here I am back home having another snack and drink. Maybe I'll go back to giving regularly. It even says there's no age upper limit!

Date: 2019-03-25 03:24 pm (UTC)
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Go you! That’s super!

Date: 2019-03-25 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] apparentparadox
It pisses me off that the feds still disallow any donation by gay men unless they've been celibate for a year. That makes no sense to me at all. Why isn't the "celibate for 12 months" applied to all groups? A married woman might think that she's in a monogamous relationship, and her husband could be out sharing needles and having unprotected sex. How is that any safer than a gay man who gets tested for HIV on a regular basis?

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