To help raise awareness of the FDA’s ban on blood donation by men who have had sex with other men, daughter partnered with Mother New York to shoot a limited edition range of t-shirts made using the blood of gay men.
Due to the Stigma of another era
the food and drug administration claims that the blood of men who have had sex with men in the last 12 months is “too risky” to donate
INSTEAD OF MAKING THE CALL BASED ON REAL RISK-FACTORS THE REGULATION DISCRIMINATES BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION
SO, WE USED THEIR BLOOD TO MAKE INK
AND MAKE A STATEMENT
IF THE FDA CHANGED ITS RISK-ASSESSMENT,IT IS ESTIMATED THAT AN ADDITIONAL 360,600 MEN WOULD LIKELY DONATE 615,300 ADDITIONAL PINTS OF BLOOD EACH YEAR, POSSIBLY SAVING THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 1.8 MILLION PEOPLE.