We’ve received over the past few months many complaints from the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in Lebanon, over one of the points we stated on our website www.dsclebanon.org, when it comes to the conditions which do not allow people to donate blood in the country:
Let us be clear, once and for all, about this issue.
We, as Donner Sang Compter, do not first of all withdraw nor collect blood. We seek volunteers who are eligible to donate blood or platelets. We leave the former action to the hospitals’ blood banks.
Never have we asked anybody about his/her sexual orientation, because we feel this is not of our business. Each person is free to behave the way he/she feels comfortable with.
However, we are forced to stick to the national guidelines and regulations (which are very similar to the international ones) adopted by all the…
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