THIS ISN'T THE BABYLON BEE!
Leslie Sinclair is a 66-year-old British man who has donated 125 pints of blood over half a century.
In all of his years of donating there have been absolutely no problems until recently when the National Health Service in England said they would no longer take his donated blood because he refused to answer whether or not he was pregnant.
Sinclair left the space blank and told them it didn't apply to him as a man. The man was then told he could not give blood if he didn't answer the question.
The stand-off took place as NHS England launched a campaign earlier this week to recruit a million more blood donors over the next five years after numbers fell during the pandemic. The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) began a drive earlier this month to find 16,000 new donors in the coming year.
It emerged last night that all potential donors are asked if they are pregnant to 'promote inclusiveness' and because pregnancy is 'not always visually clear'.
Angry at the refusal to take his blood, Mr Sinclair walked away and last night told of his frustration at the 'nonsensical' decision.
The father of two, from Stirling in central Scotland, said: 'I am angry because I have been giving blood since I was 18 and have regularly gone along. I'm very happy to do so without any problem.
Ahh yes. In the name of "inclusivity," we are going to force an elderly man to say if he's pregnant during a blood shortage.
'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.
'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.'
This is what the woke cultists had to say in response:
Last night Professor Marc Turner, director of SNBTS, said: '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.
'As a public body we take cognisance 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.'
Instead of being able to plainly see the difference between males and females, they have decided to instead just treat everyone as a single amorphous gender.
Well done, everyone!
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