As of last week, the American Red Cross began allowing homosexual men who engage in risky anal sex to donate blood after a 90-day waiting period. The previous deferral period was 12 months.

Thanks to newly implemented guidance by the Food and Drug Administration, gay men who practice sodomy are permitted to give blood so long as they haven’t taken any new sex partners within the preceding three months. This policy, first issued in 2020 during the Covid “public health emergency,” is now in effect permanently.

While the American Red Cross does not collect blood in Alaska, the Blood Bank of Alaska collects more than 20,000 units of blood annually from an estimated 24,000 Alaskan blood donations. In a statement about the FDA changes, the groups said it “follows all FDA mandates and guidelines.”

The FDA recommendations come despite widespread knowledge that those who engage in homosexual “sex” have much higher rates of HIV and other sexual diseases compared to the general population.

According to the CDC’s own data, homosexual men comprise a full 70% of all new  HIV cases, while comprising a tiny fraction of the general population.

With the new policy, blood collection groups are told to ask every blood donor – regardless of sex – whether they have engaged in sex with multiple partners over the previous 90 days. Those who have, are then asked whether they’ve engaged in anal sex. If they have, they cannot give blood.

Anal sex, which is widely associated with sexual disease, is a common practice in one out of three homosexual men, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

The safety of the new recommendations is unclear, even according to the FDA. The federal agency’s statement expresses concern about inaccurate blood screenings and potential false negatives, which could result in tainted blood donations.

“Although undetectable equals untransmissible for sexual transmission, this does not apply to transfusion transmission,” the FDA said in May

The FDA also admitted the previous policy was effective, stating that longer deferral times and other precautions “progressively reduced the risk of HIV transmission from blood transfusion over time, from about 1 in 2,500 units prior to HIV testing in the 1980’s to an estimated residual risk of about 1 in 1.47 million transfusions in 2022.”

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Gay men who engage in risky sex are donating blood after just 3 months

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Mike Clayton Coons says:

    As a Paramedic, if we had been contaminated we had to wait 6 months to test. Could the labs now detect at 3 months? Don’t know, that is a question that needs to be asked.

  • Patients equal money bags says:

    After all we have witnessed within the medical system, anyone still participating in any of it understand the risks far outweigh the benefits. Let them at it. Tis only their own doom.

    • Lucinda says:

      Exaggeration dude. I recently participated in the “medical system” and got a new knee. Plus because Communist Socialist Marxist American policies, it was free! But bash away. You’re probably still fuming over Covid masks.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Lucinda, you’ll have to check back in a couple of years and tell us how those implants and all that hyrdragel you are getting in your surgery and recovery meds and bandages are working out for you. I would not trust going into surgery at this time in the world when nutjobs are trying to take us down and have taken over our healthcare system.

  • Puppet of the narrative says:

    A question here;

    Donating blood does not pay. Why would gay people need to donate so vehemently in the first place?

    Perhaps this is some kind of reverse psychology operation that is in play. Perhaps you build a demand by telling gays they are restricted from donating for years, then finally allow gays to donate, they feel vindicated and liberated when they hear the news, so much in fact that they HAVE to donate as a form of virtue signal “we did it”.

    In the end more free blood donated, the predatory medical system lives to feed another day.

    • Lucinda says:

      Puppet. Or, like any other thinking, non-conspiratorial citizen of our communities, they want to help those in need. Helping others is a hallmark of liberal world view.

      • My taxes, your knee replacement says:

        Yes, without some kind of victimhood, you would have no purpose in life. We know. Your kind can’t seem to shut up about it.

        Something you don’t seem to understand is not everyone wants to play victim. Not everyone needs some authority to meddle in their lives or healthcare. You do, and it is quite sad. You would probably make good friends with that other self victimizer, Hrrrlscouts.

      • B says:

        Lucinda. Always the narcissist.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Deteriorating standards are the new normal! It achieves the goal of killing healthy people!

  • Bess says:

    I’m more worried about those who’ve had the covid shot donating their damaged blood.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    FDA, Ann Zinc, and Lucinda, you can’t trust these people.

  • Lucinda says:

    My Taxes: How do you figure I’m a victim unless you mean that the Government conspired to lure me to an orthopedic surgeon, submit to his scheduling and demands, and consent to a brutal surgery. If that’s what you mean, then yes, I am a victim of the best heath care in the world.

    And hell yes I want some highly trained and experienced surgeon to meddle in my health care!

    Your taxes paid for it. Should that not be the case? Do you object to the government helping its citizens? Maybe no FEMA aid to Lahaina, eh? Do you want to start listing all the ways you benefit from government meddling?

    • Pay your own way. says:

      Yes, you have made it abundantly clear that you can not exist without the help of government. The fact that you enjoy freeloading off the system, while the rest of us pay for you, only reveals your parasitic nature.

      Yea, our government feeds of the taxpayer so it can give to the useless. You.

      No, the governments job is to care for the city and follow the will of the people who put forth the effort. Not to spend hard earned money on those who don’t contribute to society.

    • Enjoy counting sheep says:

      And Fema aid for the Maui fire? I think government has done enough damage to the people in Maui. Had the government actually cared, they may have turned the water on to help fight the fires.

      You sheep never seem to get it, until it is too late.

    • Under my own power says:

      But Lucinda. I see why you fight so hard to protect your beloved government. You are dependent on it. Without it, you would not exist. It has become your god.

      Just know, your government cannot give you succor without first draining its citizens that labor.
      That means you owe your life to your fellow countrymen, not your government.

      • Lucinda says:

        Do you have a multiple personality disorder? It can be treated. Because of your false virtue signaling, you’d pay for it yourself of course.

        There are thousands of government services you enjoy and would have a baby on the sidewalk if their elimination was proposed. You’re a phony.

        Also, the “government” didn’t turn off the water supply in Maui. The water system was overwhelmed by demand. Maybe if the “government” had imposed ordinances that required greater capacity in the water system, there would have been adequate pressure.

    • B says:

      Hypocrite & narcissist.

  • Ruver says:

    We should consider not allowing those who have been vaxxed with the COVID JAB ALSO.

  • CD says:

    I just called the American Red Cross and the Rep said they have no choice but to follow the FDA rules/guidelines. How did this non profit get under the power of the FDA? Just another strong arm tactic and why we need government to be shrunk greatly.

    • Lucinda says:

      With fewer regulations – safeguards – would you be comfortable receiving donated blood? Without regulations, there would be no requirement for trained personnel to stick you, no standards for a sterile field, no standards for curation of the blood products – no testing for disease or temperature control – no administrative tracking.

      But blood collected by a guy in a Dodge van in the Chilkoots parking lot would be cheap.

      • B says:

        Pretty wild imagination there L.
        Blood donation rules and laws were put into place in the 1980’s to prevent the spread of AID’s and have worked quite well.
        Fact: CDC fact sheet 1 in 6 homosexuals is infected with AIDS. Overall 17 percent of homosexuals are infected but have not been tested. You champion blood donation from homosexuals and the spread of AIDS because you are a pontificating narcissist.

      • Becky says:

        B sure has some interesting made up facts! Hes tryin to blast homos for not getting HIV tested when he’s probably never tested for any std in his whole incel life! .

        Almost half of gay people who are single or in open relationships are actually on PREP. Because the Obama admin made it a requirement for insurance companies to cover it years ago. That doesn’t stop other things, of course. But you guys are so woefully ignorant of what the statistics actually mean. You guys should go back to grade school and learn basic Math.