We want to believe things are getting better, but this just isn't enough!
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday morning that they are lifting their ban on gay men giving blood, which is GREAT news!
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However… there's a catch.
A pretty unacceptable one…
Here's the Associated Press breaking the story on Twitter (below) — pay attention to that second part of the tweet:
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Winston, a rescued boxer dog from Oklahoma, has a universal blood type.
So he's become a regular blood donor for other doggies who need help.
Whether they were in an accident and lost blood or just need an extra transfusion during surgery, Winston's blood can help.
His family adopted him when he was burned by acid, starving and abandoned.
They immediately all fell in love. Such a cute story!
Check out the video (above) to meet Winston and see just one of the lives he's saved.
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Last week, model Niki Taylor was in New York City to promote World Blood Donor Day because without donors she may not be here today.
"This past March was the third annual partnership between NexCare Bandages and the American Red Cross, which thanks blood donors and also inspires others to give and it's in celebration of World Blood Donor Day…My involvement is personal for me because I was a recipient back in 2001 when I was in a car accident and I needed over 100 units of blood.
I am incredibly blessed because of donors. It's all because of that doctor, that nurse, that school teacher, that college student, that volunteer that rolled up their sleeves and ultimately gave me that second chance at life."
Taylor says she's also blessed to be pregnant with her 4th child, due this fall, adding: "I feel amazing. I don't feel like I'm pregnant, I just am always hungry. Everything, and everything bad! But it's going great."
Glad to hear it!
P.S. World Blood Donor Day is Tuesday, June 14th so get out and donate!
[Image via WENN.]
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