Male blood donor, 66, turned away from clinic after he refused to answer a question on whether he was pregnant as part of a pre-donation questionnaire

  • A male blood donor was turned away after refusing to say if he was pregnant
  • Over nearly 50 years, Leslie Sinclair has given a formidable 125 pints of blood 
  • After complaining he said staff told him they couldn’t accept his blood donation

Over nearly 50 years, Leslie Sinclair has given a formidable 125 pints of blood.

But on his last trip he was turned away after refusing to answer a question on whether or not he was pregnant.

Mr Sinclair, 66, was told to fill in a form which asked whether he was expecting a child or had been pregnant in the past six months.

When he complained that as a man in his 60s this question did not apply and he should not have to answer it, Mr Sinclair said staff at the clinic told him they could not accept his blood.

 

Leslie Sinclair, 66, was told to fill in a form which asked whether he was expecting a child or had been pregnant in the past six months


It emerged last night that all potential donors are asked if they are pregnant to ‘promote inclusiveness’ and because pregnancy is ‘not always visually clear’


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