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Activists demand rethink on blood donor HIV risks

Red Cross says ban on gays not discriminatory

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Aids and gender activists have responded to a video suggesting the Red Cross refuses to take blood donations from gays by urging it to screen donors for "risk activities" rather than "risk groups". 

The controversy came after a video clip of three young people criticising the Red Cross Society for refusing to accept blood donations from gays was posted on YouTube.

Aids Access Foundation director Nimit Tianudom said such a refusal could be considered a form of discrimination.

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