The Democrats in Congress and the president have been putting pressure on the FDA to come to the 21 century on gay blood donations and go not by what we knew in 1983 but what we know now. These regulations have not been changed because of bias reasons trying to still create an aura of danger around HIV persons because many would tend to be gay.
The fact is that by using blood from a straight or gay that has been testing negative and has not had unknown sex makes the blood bank no more dangerous or safe than what is been. An openly gay person who can be honest about his sexual encounters is safer than a straight that can be on the down low or have experimented but donates for reason of peer pressure at work or home. Adam