Pubdate: Sun, 30 Apr 2017
Source: Victoria Times-Colonist (CN BC)
Copyright: 2017 Times Colonist
Author: John O'Carroll
Page: A11


Six months ago, I wrote you because I was so happy that Canadian Blood
Services had finally accepted my gay blood.

This after a 30-year hiatus of donating my personal blood because I
had kissed a few men and all.

The faulty scientific reasoning to decline my healthy Canadian blood
was because I might make people sick.

Last week, I ended my relationship with Canadian Blood Services for

My refusal to donate my healthy Canadian blood is because the clinic
technician informed me that because I had smoked pot in the previous
12 hours, I was considered "impaired" to sign my consent stating that
I believed my blood would not make people sick.

Only sick people need blood. Canadian Blood Services is doomed if its
scientific thinking and procedures continue to shake the Canadian
blood tree until some kind of perfect fruit falls down.

I am deeply ashamed to be Canadian today. But I am healthy and alive.
Canadian Blood Services owns my shame today. And the corporation got
it, without even me having to shed a drop of personal gay blood.

John O'Carroll

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