Some of you who know me well, know I reg give blood, and yesterday, tried for platelet donation, but could not do that, due to the veins in my arm being on the small side. Anyways, in chat today, and was reminded by this..... The Labour group on Nottingham City Council is split over gay blood donations As the current NBS / NHS rules are in the UK, if you are gay / bi, then they will NOT permit you to give blood. Now, as this MP in Nottingham Alex Foster puts it (Whom is gay himself), it basically makes out all gay's / Bi's as riddled with VD etc, and is making out that this group to be so much of a high risk, that there is no way they can safety give blood, yet in truth, there is a nonsensical difference in risk at worst, and that places like Australia and a few others (I can not remember off the top of my head which countries they are) are happy enough to accept donations from this group. So, my question would be..... if you ever had the need, would you accept a blood donation, knowing it came from a gay / bi person? My answer..... yes! Your thoughts / comments?