(This may belong in IMHO, im not sure!)
Im a male who used to donate blood regularly, i got my first piercing so had to delay donating for 12 months, but during that 12 months i started having protected sex with men.
Being a male myself, it turns out they don’t want my blood anymore.
Now i used to think “fine, they don’t want my blood that has no issues, then they aren’t getting it”. But they always go on about low blood supplies and i thought that perhaps i could lie about my sexual history (knowing that my blood is fine) in order to donate ‘for the greater good’.
So i ask you this.
a) Would you give misleading information (believing 100% it wouldn’t effect anything) in order to donate blood, knowing that if you told the truth you couldn’t?
b) Considering the entire system is based on people telling the truth (or what they believe to be the truth) on the questionnaire anyway, what’s wrong with asking about “protected” vs “unprotected” sex?