This is indeed LOOOONG OVERDUE. The current policy stems from the old days characterized by HATE which comes from FEAR which comes from IGORANCE.
Now that blood can be (and IS) screened for any pathogens, the policy itself is old and dangerous. I find it interesting that, as a gay man, I am not allowed to bank my own blood for my possible upcoming open-heart surgery.
The CARE is in the CARING. M.H. - Thanatology / Traumatology - MPH, MS, MS, LSPT, CT, FT, CPE