Thursday, March 12, 2009

Interesting Fact of the Day

Did you know that gay men cannot donate blood?

The FDA put a lifetime ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men in 1983, because most HIV cases are spread by homosexual men, and fears of AIDS were rampant.

The FDA also prohibits people who have taken steroids, born or lived in certain countries, or who have had a blood transfusion in Britain or France. There's a whole list here.