Blood is Blood was founded by Jordan Moll-Vigrass aka Jordan James in October of 2015 after he went to donate blood in which he was turned away for being gay.
On October 19th, 2015 founder of Blood is Blood, Jordan Moll-Vigrass went to the American Red Cross to donate blood in an effort to do something good but also because he knew it could save up to 3 lives and during the screening process he was asked since 1977 has he had sex with another man, He answered yes because He is an openly gay man who was engaged to be married in a relationship of 4 years at the time.
When the receptionist reviewed his answers she told him that he was indefinitely banned from donating blood because he had sex with another man.
He never knew that his archaic FDA Guidance existed until then and when he got home Jordan did some more research, While we do understand that in 1983 this Guidance was an effort to stop the AIDs epidemic, but it has since been scientifically proven that HIV(aids) is not only transmitted in MSM sex and in fact transmitted through open cuts, sores, or breaks in the skin; through mucous membranes, such as those inside the anus or vagina, or through direct injection.
This has nothing to do with protecting the Blood Donations it's at this point pure discrimination.
The questionnaire they use needs to be changed.
It needs to be based on an individual donor's risk, not one whole group.
And in fact, that same law states that heterosexuals with multiple partners are allowed to donate blood despite increased risk for transmitting HIV and hepatitis.
When Blood is Blood was founded in 2015 by Jordan Moll-Vigrass, he quickly
contacted Congressman Brian Higgins and Matthew Crehan Higgins, who previously served as Senior Director for the Pride Center of Western New York, and coordinated a community rally on December 14th, 2015 against the FDA’s ban. The following week the FDA issued final guidance changing its previous lifetime ban to a new policy of a 12-month deferral.
Jordan quickly responded, he decided to start an Annual Gay Alliance Blood Drive to raise awareness, He has held a yearly Blood is Blood Gay Alliance Blood Drive in Buffalo, NY since 2015 resulting In saving well over 680 lives.
Jordan was featured on sites like Advocate.com & TheHumanist.com because
Jordan went as far as to remain celibate for a whole year from 2017-2018 just so he could donate blood and raise awareness against the FDA's arbitrary policies.
Blood is Blood is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the FDA to seek and implement blood donation policies that are non discriminatory towards gay & bi-sexual men
Your support and contributions will enable Blood is Blood to continue future blood drives.
1 Blood Donation = up to 3 Lives Saved.
Since 2015, Blood is Blood has held 5 consecutive Blood Drives in Buffalo, NY, and 2 in Hampton Roads, Virginia, resulting in saving well over 680 LIVES!
Your generous donation will fund the Blood is Blood mission.
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It's Jordan here I just wanted to get on here and let yall know you can now schedule your appointment for the 6th Annual Gay Alliance Blood Drive all you have to do is
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To clarify our Blood Drives are open to any and everyone who wishes to support our cause, Blood is Blood is an LGBTQIA+ SAFE SPACE and everyone is welcome.