Greetings – from the usual timeslot!
This week’s #TOTW is:
What a great campaign! My blood is ready and waiting when
@NHSBT drag themselves into the 21st century! #MissingType http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/letters-disappearing-from-signs-across-the-uk-for-missingtype-blood-donation-campaign-10304581.html …
This week saw the start of a great new campaign from NHS Blood and Transport for National Blood Week, by taking blood-type letters out of street signs, famous place names etc, “as part of a campaign urging people to donate desperately-needed blood.”
Desperately-needed blood eh? Well, it’s not so desperately-needed that they will change the rules in order to allow gay men to donate blood, unless that is we abstain from sex for a year! It really does frustrate, upset and indeed anger me that I am not allowed to donate my perfectly healthy blood just because I am gay. Seriously though, we are living in the 21st century aren’t we?! If so, would people who have influence please inform NHS Blood and Transport of this and we could start to rectify the chronic blood shortage in the UK.
This is a topic about which I will be tweeting/retweeting and blogging more of in the future, as it is an injustice I feel strongly enough about to get the message out there. Discrimination still exists in the UK based on sexual orientation. This is simply unacceptable in this day and age and NEEDS to change!
Thank you, as always, for taking the time to read. Please reblog, retweet, share or do whatever you can to spread this message and hopefully in the not too distant future this is something that we can put an end to.