Mother of gay teen who committed suicide outraged at FDA ban on gay organ donation

Aug 18, 2014 Full story: The Raw Story 10

A mother who tried to bring meaning to her gay son's tragic suicide by having his organs donated was shocked to learn that Food and Drug Administration regulations prevent gay men from donating non-lifesaving organs, The Des Moines Register reports .

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david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#1 Aug 18, 2014
Tha's only one sad example of how shockingly ignorant the world we live in is ..
Huck

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#2 Aug 18, 2014
david traversa wrote:
Tha's only one sad example of how shockingly ignorant the world we live in is ..
Not ignorant at all. I call banning gay organs and blood a very smart move!

Protect the public from AIDS!
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#3 Aug 18, 2014
Huck wrote:
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Not ignorant at all. I call banning gay organs and blood a very smart move!
Protect the public from AIDS!
In the event you ever need one, be sure to refuse a blood transfusion. After all, there's always the possibility the blood is from a gay person.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#4 Aug 18, 2014
I've made peace with this. If people die because they're denied my blood or organs, it's not my problem. Let'em croak, and let their survivors know they could have been saved but weren't allowed to be.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#5 Aug 19, 2014
cpeter1313 wrote:
I've made peace with this. If people die because they're denied my blood or organs, it's not my problem. Let'em croak, and let their survivors know they could have been saved but weren't allowed to be.
well put.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#6 Aug 19, 2014
cpeter1313 wrote:
If people die because they're denied my blood or organs, it's not my problem.
The story says:
"FDA policy barring sexually active gay men from donating non-lifesaving organs."

That begs the question, WTF are you talking about?
Ex Senator Stillborn

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Aug 20, 2014
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
The story says:
"FDA policy barring sexually active gay men from donating non-lifesaving organs."
That begs the question, WTF are you talking about?
We're talking about the sexual sickness and lying of homophobes, who live to project out issues which affect str8 men as much or morese than gay men out onto only gay men.

"Gay men should be able to donate blood, the American Medical Association voted this week, denouncing the Food and Drug Administration's ban as 'not based on sound science.'"

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Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#9 Aug 20, 2014
I don't know if this mother is really "outraged" or if the media is making hay. His heart, lungs and kidneys were accepted and presumably saved lives. Every organ or blood donation needs to be tested regardless of the donors sexuakl orientation. But Rubber stamping them unfit for transplant solely on the basis of the donor's sexual orientation is nuts.
Mikey

Chicago, IL

#10 Aug 20, 2014
AIDS infested organs? YUK
Latter Day Taints

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Aug 21, 2014
Mikey wrote:
AIDS infested organs?
Sexually sick, homophobic trolls do suffer from dementia, but whether it is HIV related or not only a physician could say.

In the meantime there's no statistical risk of HIV transmission from blood or organs, and this gay teen's organs were donated. Just not his eyes. And the AMA disagrees with the FDA antiquated, anti rational policy on blood donation....

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