Rome: "I, a lesbian, I can not donate blood"

Rome: "I, a lesbian, I can not donate blood"

Rome : Italy | Oct 30, 2011 at 8:46 AM PDT
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A man makes a blood donation

ROME -''You can not donate blood because your emotional relationship is considered at risk.'' And 'the answer a health, Policlinico Umberto I in Rome, gave to a lesbian woman of 39 years on Saturday morning she went to the hospital donation center to donate blood. And 'she was to report the incident.

''And 'absurd and discriminatory against me,''said the woman, employed in a study of an accountant who lives in Rome and lives with his girlfriend of four months. ''I live and stable relations with her for four months, then return to the possibility of donation,''he observed, referring to the limits, as explained by the doctors of the structure, to exclude risk factors related to sexual intercourse.

''Before, I had never donated blood - told - When I arrived at the offices of the blood bank I talked with a person, I believe a doctor, who asked me a series of private questions, even about my sex life. When I said I was gay he told me that unfortunately I could not donate blood because my relationship sentimental and 'considered' at risk 'for the transmission of venereal diseases. But I and my partner are a normal couple, we love and respect as and perhaps more 'than many other couples.''

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A man donating blood
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rabia AFZAL is based in Gujrāt, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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