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Gainesville residents host a blood drive on Valentine’s Day to honor their grandson who has leukemia.
Since the 1980s, the Food and Drug Administration has banned blood donations from gay men because of the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission. University of Florida student James J. Sadler hopes that ban will be lifted, so he and other gay men can donate blood.
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers need blood now. There is an emergency need for O-negative blood, said Galen Unold, LifeSouth’s director of donor recruitment.
Because of Gainesville’s hospital Shands being so prominent in health care for Florida, there is always a need for blood in the area to help with surgeries, trauma and cancer patients.