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By Jeffrey A. Bennett

In Banning Queer Blood, Jeffrey Bennett frames blood donation as a functionality of civic id heavily associated with the which means of citizenship. notwithstanding, with the arrival of AIDS got here the inspiration of blood donation as a in all probability risky approach. Bennett argues that the nutrition and Drug management, through utilizing photos that particularly depict homosexual males as contagious, has classified homosexual males as a risk to the country. The FDA's ban on blood donation by way of homosexual males continues to be in impression and serves to propagate the social misconceptions approximately homosexual males that stream inside either the immediately and homosexual groups today.

Bennett explores the function of clinical study brought up by means of those banned-blood guidelines and its disquieting courting to govt businesses, together with the FDA. Bennett attracts parallels among the FDA's place on homosexuality and the ancient precedents of discrimination via executive firms opposed to racial minorities. the writer concludes via describing the resistance posed via queer donors, who both lie with the intention to donate blood or protest discrimination at donation websites, and by way of calling for those prejudiced rules to be abolished.

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