Friday, May 11, 2012

Something new at the blood center

The first question asked in the customary interrogation prior to giving blood last weekend was this:

Were you born male?

Apparently the FDA has decided to allow "transgender" people to donate blood, and thus to allow the one in 30,000 people claiming this to donate blood, they need to ask this obnoxiously hilarious question to every blood donor.

I'm guessing that "politics" has a little more to do with this one than "medicine" and "necessity to get enough blood."


  1. This isn't parody, right? This really happened?

    Why don't they just replace the gender question on the form with:

    Chromosome pattern:
    ___ XX ___ XY

  2. It happened to myself and to my wife. Yes.