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tiggerthetooth
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66 year old man turned away from giving blood after refusing to answer if he was pregnant

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Leslie Sinclair, 66, who is a retired driver for an engineering company, is a committed donor who has given 125 pints of blood in the last five decades.


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The father of two said he had been giving blood since he was 18 and had never had any issues before.


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However, on his most recent trip to the Albert Halls clinic in Stirling, Scotland, he was barred from donating after he said it was unnecessary for him to answer a question on a form asking if he was pregnant as he is a man in his 60s, MailOnline report.

Staff at the clinic said they could not accept his blood unless he provided a response, arguing that it is not always clear if someone is pregnant and the policy is in place to "promote inclusiveness"





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He told MailOnline: "There is always a form to fill in and that's fine – they tend to ask about medical conditions or diseases – and clearly that's because the blood needs to be safe. This time around, there was a question I hadn't seen before: 'Are you pregnant, or have you been in the last six months?' which required a yes or no answer.

"It is nonsensical and it makes me angry because there are vulnerable people waiting for blood, including children, and in desperate need of help. But they've been denied my blood because of the obligation to answer a question that can't possibly be answered."




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Professor Marc Turner, director of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, said: "We appreciate the support of each and every one of our donor community and thank Mr Sinclair for his commitment over a long number of years. 

"Whilst pregnancy is only a relevant question to those whose biological sex or sex assigned at birth is female, sex assigned at birth is not always visually clear to staff.

"As a public body we take cognisance of changes in society around how such questions may be asked without discrimination and have a duty to promote inclusiveness – therefore all donors are now asked the same questions."





Should we consider fictional characters from books as well in our "inclusive" world?


Eta: Notice this is a nationalized/federalized medical service. When there's only one game in town they get to make ALL the rules and you either submit or be cast out. This is the danger of centralized government. No one voted to put that question on the form. They don't ask you, they just do it than demand compliance.
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That's fine, but I better not hear any of this "blood shortage" shite for a while after this.
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JetsetNuggs
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This clown world isn’t even surprising anymore


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Honk


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Someone buy this man a beer


CocomoLSU
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There will be so many people that will vilify this man by saying “just answer the question,” while completely ignoring the underlying issues with it in the first place.


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t and the policy is in place to "promote inclusiveness".


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There will be so many people that will vilify this man by saying “just answer the question,” while completely ignoring the underlying issues with it in the first place.





Yep, and the approach that leads to just answering the question is exactly how these people are pushing their trash. Small steps like simply answering a check box, do it enough times and eventually you start to ignore the original absurdity of its existence thus paving the way for more absurdities.
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McLemore
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Shut up, bigot. Your kid wasn’t raped in a bathroom by a tranny so you can’t complain about transmania. Besides, it’s just sports.


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Finchboyz
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So i take it that he is not pregnant?


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jamiegla1
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the only correct response to the employee is "YOURE FIRED"


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Steadyhands
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Whilst pregnancy is only a relevant question to those whose biological sex or sex assigned at birth is female


That's the same thing.

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female, sex assigned at birth is not always visually clear to staff.


I don't think Scotland has ever been known for the prettiest of women, but I had no idea it was that bad over there.


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Pepe Lepew
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Professor Marc Turner,

Professor of what? Stupidity?


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Dealing with liberals is what I imagine hell’s waiting room is like.


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There will be so many people that will vilify this man by saying “just answer the question,” while completely ignoring the underlying issues with it in the first place.


That and it reads as though they asked what his sex was. Only one sex needs to continue on with pregnancy questions.


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ElderTiger
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Maybe he should have told them he wasn’t sure and see if they will pay for a pregnancy test.


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The Third Leg
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Lol


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SmelvinRat
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He should have answered yes and no just to frick with them.


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ItzMe1972
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My wife was asked yesterday if she was still female.

The nurse apologized that she had to ask the question.


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