The group is incentivizing donors with $5 Amazon gift cards.
The FDA's selective ban on giving blood imparts the disparaging idea that any gay man -- even if he practices safe sex within a monogamous relationship -- should be treated as if he has a disease that remains sadly bound up with perceptions of promiscuity, drug use, shunning, and shame.
While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, right now blood products are being distributed to area hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in.
According to a Wednesday press release, the Red Cross has "provided more than 23,000 overnight shelter stays since Saturday
January marks Blood Donor Month and the season when donations drop significantly, according to the American Red Cross. Learn
Use to Give Blood Countdown app on Facebook to track your donations and get reminders when you can give again. You can also