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A waste of good gay blood

To the editor: So let me get this straight (pun intended): My buddies at work can go out and have casual sex with multiple female partners for the next month and then donate blood. But if I have sex with my husband of 26 years, my blood is forbidden. ("FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men," Dec. 23)

Can anyone explain how that makes sense?

For your information, before this ridiculous ban 31 years ago, I donated my O-negative blood regularly. Since the ban took effect, I have watched helplessly as blood shortages were reported over the last three decades.

I may be a universal donor — just not this universe.

James Medina, Long Beach

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