Monday, June 18, 2007

To Give or Not To Give?

If I give, I'd be lying to save people's lives. If I don't, I'll be denying to help people in need.

Which is worse?

3 comments:

Jess said...

Gee, I wonder what you're talking about. :)

Well, let me tell you about my choice regarding something that just may be relevant. I make certain donations to people who don't ask the most gay-friendly questions. Apparently, even having played with another boy in the last 30 years is too much for them.

Still, their concerns are unfounded. I play with just one boy (and it has been that way for a long time), and the boy in question and I have been thoroughly tested, so there just isn't a risk. So I lie to them. I lie to them, and my donations save lives.

By the way, I give in two different ways, because they like me so much. Good thing they don't know I'm one of those tainted queers!

Dantallion said...

I don't have a problem with the policy. I get that it's not politically correct, and I get that some people (like Jess) pose about as zero risk as you can be. But when it comes to people's lives, I think it's wise to err on the side of caution - it's not fair to let the balance of someone elses life hang on a donors word. Fact is, some people DO lie. Sad because it ruins it for the rest of us. But true.

There are a lot of other ways to give.

tribecatexan said...

I have chosen not to give in protest.

I remember right after 9/11, lines to donate were very long. My then-bf wanted to wait in that line to give, and when I told him the policy, he was so upset and had no idea that bigotry like this still exists.

So until they can declare that everyone is a risk, and come up with better tests, I'm holding back!