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    Get stationed in the UK, from 1980-96 and forever banned from giving blood?

    Anyone else find it screwed up that members of the military (inc dependents) who lived in the UK from 1980-97 time frame, are forever banned as per the FDA from giving blood/plasma?

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    Why is the ban in place? Depending on why (communicable disease, strain etc.), I would have no issue with it.

    It may suck if you lived there, but would rather protect the blood supply.
    The most important six inches on the battlefield ... is between your ears.

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    Why is the ban in place? Depending on why (communicable disease, strain etc.), I would have no issue with it.

    It may suck if you lived there, but would rather protect the blood supply.
    The most important six inches on the battlefield ... is between your ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    Why is the ban in place? Depending on why (communicable disease, strain etc.), I would have no issue with it.

    It may suck if you lived there, but would rather protect the blood supply.
    Worries over mad cow/foot'n'mouth disease.. BUT this winds up applying even if you never stepped foot on any farmland to where you could come into contact with it..

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    The thing i find farpped up, is they recently made a change to allow GAYS to give even though THEIR disease issues are a lot more (cause of their lifestyle) than merely saying "you lived in country X where disease Y was, and even if you never came anywhere close to getting it, we are gonna put a life time ban on you from giving. But gays, those who get tattoos/piercings and such, CAN??

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