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blood donation

Canada’s blood donation organization has been reluctant to supply front-line staff with protective equipment, including gloves, masks and protective barriers.
It's about time blood-donation practices caught up with modern science.
Critics argue the year-long deferral policy is arbitrary.
Human rights advocate Christopher Karas has formally challenged the policy.
As the public regulator responsible for the nation's health, it is the well-being of Canadians that should come first, not the bottom line of private enterprise.
Donating blood is considered an honour in Syrian culture.
It's not perfect but it's still a HUGE deal.
Being afraid of needles is not a valid reason to avoid chipping in to save someone's life.
Antiquated policies like the ban against men who have sex with men (MSM) bring into question just how progressive health and social policies are. The MSM policy mandates that even if MSM are healthy, they must abstain from intimacy for a pre-determined period in order to donate their blood to those who need it.