The nutty wokeness gripping America is emerging elsewhere in the western world.
The Daily Mail of London reports that a 66-year-old Scottish man who was a lifelong blood donor was refused in his latest attempt to give the gift of life because he declined to answer a single question:
“Are you pregnant, or have you been in the last 6 months?”
Leslie Sinclair, who had given 125 pints of blood since he began donating at age 18, told the Mail that he objected to answer because the question was asinine.
“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. 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,” Sinclair recalled. “I pointed out to the staff that it was impossible for me to be in that position but I was told that I would need to answer, otherwise I couldn’t give blood.”
“I told them that was stupid and that if I had to leave, I wouldn’t be back, and that was it, I got on my bike and cycled away,” he continued. “It is nonsensical and it makes me angry because there are vulnerable people waiting for blood, including children, and in desperate need of help. But they’ve been denied my blood because of the obligation to answer a question that can’t possibly be answered.”
Marc Turner, the head of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, which is trying to recruit 16,000 new donors over the next year, said the pregnancy question must be asked his staff cannot always tell sex from looking at someone, and because the blood bank is trying to be more inclusive.
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“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,” Turner told the Mail.
“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.”