Gay men will soon be able to donate blood in Canada for the first time since 1977.
Canadian Blood Services announced today that gay men will be able to donate blood starting this summer, as long as they have not had sex with other men in five years, and meet all other requirements. This is a change from previous policy which had a lifetime ban for donation by any men who had had sex with other men.
For those wondering, the ban was first set in place because technology had not quite allowed for proper screening of blood for HIV.
This is a good thing. It’s stupid that that they have a restriction of “not had sex with other men in the past 5 years”. Restriction-free blood donation is necessary (some restrictions are okay. I mean if you have an STD, you shouldn’t be donating blood).
Today I was on the subway when one station back a woman jumped to her death.
Horrible. I had a feeling when the power was turned off that we had a jumper, sadly it was confirmed. But that’s not the half of it.
I’m so pissed at this jerk and I hope she’s caught. Furthermore, I hope the victim can be identified and her family can find peace :(
Glasses lense has been fixed.
Q:Orange. White. Grey
Orange: 6 facts about my home town
- The High school was destroyed in August 1990 by an F5 tornado a day before the first day of school. (It was the only high school in the school district at that time). They rebuilt it. I went to the rebuilt high school.
- 2007 Population: 37,334
- 32 Miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
- At least a couple years ago it was like one of the fastest growing towns (maybe school districts?) in the nation.
- I’m shy as fuck.
- I’m quiet.
- I’m thoughtful.
Grey: 2 facts about my favorite things
I don’t really get this one. Sorry!