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Changing the ban, blood drive on Capitol Hill

by Shaun Knittel – SGN Associate Editor Seattle Gay Blood Drive – Friday, July 11
The Seattle Gay Blood Drive will be held on Capitol Hill on Friday, July 11. Seattle joins The National Gay Blood Drive, which is taking place in more than 60 cities on Friday, July 11. Seattle Gay News, along with Social Outreach Seattle, are asking Gay and Bisexual men to bring eligible donors to the drive location at Seattle Central College (1701 Broadway) from 1 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 11. Make a statement. Stand up and say that modern science no longer suggests that Gay blood is bad blood. www.gayblooddrive.com. The fear dates back to 1983. Some patients being treated for hemophilia started displaying AIDS-related symptoms after receiving routine blood transfusions. It was a nightmare. HIV-positive donors were unwittingly infecting the national blood supply. Out of those tragic days a poster child was born when 14-year-old hemophiliac Ry

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