Friday, February 1, 2008

SJSU suspends blood drives; gay-donor ban called discriminatory

I've always thought this was discrimatory, especially with the recent screening techniques.

In a controversial move believed to be a first by an American college, San Jose State University President Don Kassing has suspended all campus blood drives because of a longstanding government policy that bars gay men from donating blood.

The policy by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration "affecting gay men violates our non-discrimination policy," Kassing said in a lengthy e-mail sent to faculty, staff and students earlier this week.

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