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« on: Nov 07, 2013 03:32 AM »




Ok.  This is bizarre...

http://wreg.com/2013/11/06/woman-turned-away-from-donating-blood-because-she-wont-remove-hijab/


Woman Turned Away From Donating Blood Because She Won’t Remove Hijab

(Memphis) Memphis mother Keajuana Allen said she gives blood regularly at Tennessee Blood Services at 807 Poplar, but she was turned away Wednesday.
“She told me I had to remove my scarf and I told her, ‘Well you know I can’t.’ I said, ‘Why today, do I have to remove my scarf?’ I said, ‘Due to religious purposes, I am not to be uncovered,’” said Allen after she was asked to remove her hijab before giving blood Wednesday.
“Due to my religion being a Muslim woman, I am not to uncover in front of especially a man, only if it’s my husband. She told me that I needed to find another donor center to go to.”
Tennessee Blood Services medical director Edward Scott said they require everyone who gives blood to uncover their head or take off a hat.
“To evaluate the scalp we need individuals to take off the hat or take off head coverings,” said Scott.
“It’s to make sure the collection is safe for the donor but also that the product is going to be usable,” added Scott.
Scott said Allen was turned away because of her low hemoglobin or iron.
Allen said no blood sample was taken Wednesday to know that.
WREG called other blood donation centers and none of them require you to uncover your head before giving blood.
Tennessee Blood Services, which pays blood donors, said it’s always been a requirement in order to check for scars or stitches.

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« Reply #1 on: Nov 07, 2013 08:15 AM »

huh?  sounds awfully dubious to me! to uncover the scalp to check for scars and stitches? for what?  They'd then rather let you strip and check for needle punctures of IV drug users, maybe that will be their next line when they see another muslima walk in there... rolling eyes smiley...

This is absurd...
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 07, 2013 09:08 AM »

It's a flimsy lying excuse, they usually want to know sexual history and medical history here, and then check haemoglobin before taking blood.

What you're wearing doesn't come into it.

Usually they're just desperate for blood.

Presumably as this one pays they think they can discriminate.

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« Reply #3 on: Nov 08, 2013 09:48 AM »

That is so wack. Tennesee Muslims have had such an uphill battle these past few years Sad The problem is Tennessee IS the deep south and the heart of the Bible belt. They're still extremely racist and islamophobic  Angry
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