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The man denied giving blood after refusing to answer whether he was pregnant

One Scot was rejected from the blood donation center because he refused to say whether he was pregnant, the report states.

Leslie Sinclair, a 66-year-old father of two, donated about 125 pints of blood in the five decades before he was banned from pursuing his altruistic efforts during a trip Wednesday amid pushing new donors, the Daily Mail reported.

Sinclair, from Stirling in central Scotland, was told to fill out a form asking if he was pregnant or had been pregnant in the last six months, prompting him to answer that the question did not apply to a man in his late 60s.

“I am angry because I have been giving blood since I was 18 and I leave regularly,” Sinclair told the agency on Friday. “I am very happy to be doing this without any problems.”

Sinclair told staff at the Albert Halls Clinic in Stirling that it was “impossible” to be pregnant, but he soon learned that he had to answer an inquiry to donate blood. Now he has no plans to return to the donation center.

“I told them it was stupid and that if I had to leave, I wouldn’t come back,” Sinclair said. “And that was it, I got on my bike and drove off.”

Sinclair said he was angry because “vulnerable people,” including children, desperately needed donations.

“But they denied my blood due to the obligation to answer the question that cannot be answered,” Sinkler told Dale Mail.

The refusal came amid pressure from the British National Health Service last week to bring in more than a million blood donors in the next five years after the reduction during the pandemic, the report said.

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service also announced plans to recruit 16,000 new donors, but anyone who thinks of blood will be questioned whether it is pregnant to “promote inclusive”, Daily Mail reported.

“There’s always a form to fill out and that’s fine – they usually ask about health conditions or diseases – and it’s obviously because the blood needs to be safe,” Sinclair continued.

But a new question was thrown by Sinclair for the loop, as well as his wife, he said.

“He just can’t understand that,” the retired driver told the engineering company.

Anyone who gave birth in Scotland must wait six months before donating blood. Officials from the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service said all donors were now wondering if they were pregnant as part of a “duty to promote inclusion”, the report said.

“We appreciate the support of each of our donor communities and thank Mr. Sinclair for his commitment over many years,” SNBTS Director Mark Turner told the Daily Mail.

“While pregnancy is only a relevant issue for those whose biological or assigned gender at birth is female, gender assigned at birth is not always visually clear to staff,” Turner said.

Noting the “changes in society”, Turner said the agency now asks all potential donors the same questions during appointments, including whether they are pregnant.

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