Lance Bass tweeted after realizing gay men are still not allowed to donate blood. Bass wanted to give blood after the Las Vegas tragedy, but is not allowed to because of his sexual orientation.
He tweeted: ‘How is it STILL illegal for gays to donate blood??!! I want to donate and I’m not allowed.’
It comes after an appeal was made for blood by Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman and others as doctors battle to treat the hundreds of wounded following Sunday night’s shooting.
At least 59 people were murdered and 527 hurt after 64-year-old retiree Stephen Paddock opened fire on 22,000 people enjoying the Route 91 Harvest music festival in central Vegas.
But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that men who have had sex with men in the last year should not be permitted to give blood.
It also applies to the female partners of men who have had sex with men.
We agree with Lance, this law is ridiculous, and needs to be updated. What are your thoughts?
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