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Michigan Officials Enter Battle of the Badges for Blood Donation: Top News Stories at Officer.com
While blood supplies normally drop in summer because of vacations and other factors, this year's shortage has been especially tough, Mangus said."We attribute this to the loss of jobs in our area.Businesses we used to go to that had 300-400 people now have much fewer employees,"
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The Red Cross may not have made enough to "sit comfortably" at this particular site, but it collected 179% of what it had originally predicted. "The Red Cross hoped to have 100-110 donors, total, all day," President of Palace Sports and Entertainment Tom Wilson said."They had that many in line when they started!"
Bottom line: Gay men can't donate
"The Red Cross takes a bad rap for this because blood donation is seen as a very personal and selfless act and because of the risk of HIV, we are unable to screen out the virus 100 percent." But some legal experts call the policy absurd.
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