Why is it that a gay or bisexual man who practises safe sex is not allowed to give blood? Surely they test the blood first to find out if you have any diseases or whatever, so whats the problem? Do they presume that every man of that inclination sleeps around and doesn't use protection? If so then that is very prejudiced. Then they go and complain that there aren't enough blood donors. If they let gay and bisexual men give blood they probably wouldn't be in such a pickle. The reason I am writing this is that I have a rare blood type and therefore I think I should give blood. Due to my having protected sex with another man just over a year ago, I can't. This issue pisses me off more than anything ever has. I'm sorry for the rant, it is now over.