That’s because Enos, a Kansas City insurance executive, is gay.
For decades, the federal government has imposed a lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with men. The reason is that the AIDS virus, HIV, can be spread through blood transfusions, and gay men are more likely to carry HIV than the general population.
But increasingly refined tests are removing many of the doubts about whether a blood donor carries HIV, KansasCity.com reports.
So a movement is under way to end the lifetime ban.
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