In his column, "Lifting gay-blood ban: What about science?," Carl Jackson stated that gay men donating their blood is like playing Russian Roulette with our lives.
But maybe there's a solution that will satisfy everyone.
Allow gay men to donate their blood, but put the blood in spiffy, rainbow-colored containers. Then, when people need blood transfusions, the medical aide can ask, "Which container do you want? Regular or rainbow-colored?"
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I am almost certain gays, liberals, FDA officials, media people and politicians will opt for the rainbow-colored pint containers, right?