Gay Teen's Organs Rejected Due To His Sexual Orientation

Gay Teen’s Organs Rejected Due To His Sexual Orientation

Gay Teen’s Organs Rejected Due To His Sexual Orientation

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According to the Huffington Post: an organ donation was rejected due to the teens sexual orientation!!!

This gay teen from Iowa named Alexander “AJ” Betts, Jr., took his own life, last year at the age of 16. He had revealed that he was gay about a year and a half prior to his death, his mother believes that his death is the result of bullying at his school  the Southeast Polk High School, this all began because of his racial background and sexual orientation.

He had registered to be an organ donor a few months prior to his death. after his tragic death his mother received a letter stating where his organs went, they had used his kidneys, liver and lungs and his heart was given to a 14 year old boy. But his eyes were rejected.

It had all of us thinking about the rules and regulations and provoked us to dig a little deeper what we found was that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration states:  “men who have had sex with another man in the preceding five years” “should” be considered “ineligible” due to the risk factor for HIV or Hepatitis B transmission. It also bans bans gay people from donating blood!!!

Many of us have very strong opinions about this topic, and to some this is just beyond words disturbing to them!!!

Continue Reading: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/15/gay-teen-organs-rejected_n_5682039.html

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