Blood Donations

News: HHS Mulls Lifting Gay Blood Donor Ban

News via MedPageToday.com, Excerpt: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now evaluating data that could determine whether to continue a ban that prohibits men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood. In an email to MedPage Today, an FDA spokesperson said HHS has completed studies recommended by its Advisory Committee […]

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News: Gay Blood Ban Hits Life-Saving Organ Donations

Excerpt: A portion of a deceased teen’s organ donation has been rejected because he was gay. But a Food and Drug Administration policy, which prohibits men who have sex with men from donating tissue, has barred Betts from fulfilling one of his final wishes in life, reports Des Moines TV station KCCI. Source: Advocate: After […]

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News: Social Security 2014 Annual Report

The 2014 Annual Report from the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds report on the current and projected financial status of the two programs. “Neither Medicare nor Social Security can sustain projected long-run program costs in full under currently scheduled financing, and legislative changes are necessary to avoid disruptive consequences for beneficiaries […]

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Chat with Richard: Net Neutrality

Technology questions aside, I believe in a fair, open, and free Internet. And here is why. Here in the United States, since the dawning days of the Internet, we have been free and able to publish anything we want to the World Wide Web. Today, this has not changed. While other countries censor and block, […]