Oh, excuse me… “permanently deferred”. After spending nearly five hours in there on my day off, I was finally told that my being trans made me ineligible to donate. You know, because of the hormones? You know, the hormones that everyone has? The ones that probably aren’t even in plasma because plasma is just a liquid medium with no cells? I’m not a scientist, but that seems like fucking bullshit to me.
So, can I take them to task for this shit? Like, where’s the ACLU when I need them? Or the HRC? Guess they’re too busy patting themselves on the back while eating rainbow wedding cake.
This should be a news story.
I’m gonna keep reupping this.
does this really surprise you when cisgendered gay men can’t donate without lying?
It kinda surprises me that I got past the screening without lying. Or that I probably would have made it out the door sans plasma, had I not mentioned the gender thing.