Clinic Turns Male Blood Donor Away For Refusing to Say Whether He is Pregnant

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In order to “promote inclusiveness,” men are being asked whether they are pregnant before donating blood that can be used to save lives in desperate need.

One blood donor refused to answer the ridiculous question. He was turned away after refusing to state that he wasn’t pregnant.

Women who are pregnant are not eligible to donate and must wait 6 weeks after giving birth. This rule obviously doesn’t apply to men who do not possess a uterus to gestate offspring.

Radical leftists are doing everything they can to ignore the basic facts of human biology.

66-year-old Leslie Sinclair of the U.K. said he has given 125 pints of blood over the past five decades.

On his last trip, however, he was told to fill out a form that asked if he was expecting a child or had been pregnant in the past six months.

Sinclair noted that he’s male, but the clinic staff said they could not accept his blood unless he provided an answer.

This effort to “promote inclusiveness” is meant to help attract new blood donors by appealing to rhetoric used by the gender-fluid community. However, it appears the strategy so far is only turning away men like Sinclair.

This blood donor clinic is located in Stirling, Scotland.

Sinclair responded, “I am angry because I have been giving blood since I was 18 and have regularly gone along. I’m very happy to do so without any problem.

“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,” he added.

“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.”

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In response to the incident, Marc Turner, director of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, defended the pregnancy question.

“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 cognizance 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.”