Hundreds of gay men eager to give blood in the wake of theOrlando nightclub shooting have been turned away by blood centers. Despite amajor clinic urging people to donate blood, it was prevented by federal lawfrom accepting donations from gay men who had been sexually active in the pastyear. The shooting on Sunday morning left 50 people dead and 53 injured, someseriously. The killer, Omar Mateen, 29, used a semi-automatic assault rifle tocreate the carnage, which is now the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.Mateen, a New York native, supposedly targeted the LGBT community at the clubafter being angered at seeing two men kissing in Miami.
Many in the LGBT community are now protesting against thefederal policy of barring gay men from donating blood unless they had beencelibate in the previous year. Dr Ryan Stanton said donated blood must betested for HIV and other infectious diseases before it could be used. Thetesting process typically takes about 24 hours. He said: "Anybody whomeets the basic qualifications, whether homosexual or heterosexual, should beable to donate blood." The Atlantic said: "Even after the most deadlyact against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in American history,the built-in homophobia of American public health keeps the country frommounting the most effective possible response."
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例句：They are eager to buy their governmentbonds.
2.donate blood 献血
例句：Why should I donate blood?
3.urge to 敦促
例句：They urged parliament toapprove plans for their reform programme.
4.keep from 阻止
例句：The heavy rain can't keep me fromgoing out.