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Sorry, No Africans Please
So the Red Cross is here at my school doing a blood drive. I was working so I couldn't get up and give blood but since they set up the blood drawing stations right in front of me I spent all of work watching people lie in the beds and give blood.
Now I was hoping to donate blood for the first time as it seems to me that the American students seemed very fired up and passionate about it, almost as if it was their bounden duty to do a service to humanity by given their blood, so the moment my shift ended I sauntered up to the registration table and waited my turn.
I had waited a short while and there was only one guy in front of me. In the line I was wondering to myself if this was a good idea since I was anaemic as a child. Even though I'm not anymore, it occurred to me that depleting my blood supply might possibly bring it back. Anyway, I was in the line, with the one guy in front of me. The Red Cross lady was asking him some questions as he signed up and then he asked her if he was eligible to give blood, and she said "yes, unless you've had a tattoo, then you need to wait one year at least before giving blood, or if you've been to Africa or had sex with an African."
My blood turned cold.So I know they are concerned about AIDS and stuff, but it's not like people in America don't have HIV. Majority of Africa's population as a whole DOES NOT have HIV but the way people go on about it you'd think that every one of us had the HIV waiting to launch itself from our frikkin' skin! Even on a country by country basis, and I do not mean to downplay the plight of the people that actually are dying of AIDS, probably the few countries that really raise eyebrows would be Swaziland and Botswana.
Besides, don't they screen the damn blood?? How can you just place a blanket ban on a whole continent?? Frankly I am sick of Americans acting as if all the stuff they run around the world trying to save people from does not happen in their own country. You'd think NOBODY had HIV in America, that there was ZERO poverty, and everybody was on a permanent dose of Happy Powder.
Fuck that. I'll keep my damn blood to myself then since you don't want it. We should start deporting people with fucking cold sores then. Everyone knows Herpes is about to eat this country alive.