Who could be donating blood that isn’t? One answer: Queer men.
Despite the desperate need for blood donations, very few people who can donate blood in the United States actually do.
"Of the eligible donors — and I think about 38% are eligible to actually donate — there's probably about 3 or 4% that actually do donate. That's alarming," said Red Cross spokesman Joe Zydlo in a recent interview.
The American Red Cross released more statistics about blood donation ahead of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.