I post most of my blogs late at night so you have something to wake up to and enjoy with your morning coffee with.  Me?  I wake up around noon, and that’s when I head out for my iced mocha... but this afternoon?  I woke up to an email and voicemail message regarding last night’s blog entry.

It was from the local news, CBS19 Newsplex.  They wanted to speak with me about the FDA’s blood ban for the 5 pm news.  I called back.  “Oh yeah, I’m just a bit out of town, can we meet at 3 pm?”  I lied- I was in my pajamas in my home.  Springing into action, I hopped into the shower and drove across town. Ignore my disheveled appearance, it was like 98 degrees today- I pretty much sweated off my friggin’ shower before I hit the first traffic light.
Here’s a link to the interview and story

Of course, this isn’t about my vanity. It’s about the blood ban debate. In the news story, I was labeled as a “Blood Ban Opponent”; I like that. Has a nice ring to it.  Over on the Newsplex web site, a few people have commented on the story:

Posted by: Resident Location: Cville on Jun 14, 2010 at 10:56 PM

The ignorance of these comments is about par for the course on Newsplex. Bravo.
Posted by: archie Location: cville on Jun 14, 2010 at 09:24 PM

Good, I don’t want any gay blood in me if I go to the hospital!
Posted by: No Way Location: Dyke on Jun 14, 2010 at 08:22 PM

Too risky. This disease is tricky. Why risk sentencing a person to expensive, life-long care, and ultimate death?

So, what’s your take?  Take a moment and share your own feelings on this issue: Go here to leave your comment on CBS19’s web site.

Positively Yours,


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