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Canada's Last Taboo: Gay Blood Donation

MONTREAL, March 21, 2006 ( - The Montreal Gazette reports that Hema Quebec, the agency that oversees blood donations, will not be reviewing its policy of banning sexually active homosexuals from donation drives. In Canada, the movement to accept homosexuality as a legitimate lifestyle has resulted in drastic legal changes to nearly all aspects of Canadian life. This shift has been accomplished with the assistance of the medical and psychiatric community and media that has suppressed medical evidence of the health risks of homosexuality.

The donation of blood, however, may be a last holdout where decisions are based on scientific evidence rather than concerns about political correctness. Hema Quebec announced that it will not reconsider its policy of a lifetime ban on donations from men who have had sex with another man since 1977.

In the US, the Food and Drug Administration is caving to pressure to revise its blood donor screening policy and three major US blood agencies are recommending cutting the ban to a year after a man has had sex with another man.

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