Don't get me started. LOL. They won't let me give blood. They say I have Mad Cow Disease. LOL
Apparently, since I was stationed in Europe in the 80's while I was in the Army and there was a MCD breakout in England, they won't let any service personnel give blood.
Our HR director blasted our company once because we only had like 2% of our company donate. I sent her a note saying, "Hey, we have a bunch of people travel to Asia and they won't let ex-milatary give. So you DQ all the go getters and givers, and then complain that no one gives blood."
She wrote back somewhat sheepishly that she'd never thought of it that way.
Hopefully one day, they'll figure out that the 5 gallons I already gave were fine and let me back in. A doctor friend of mine said don't bet on it. But, it just sticks in my craw that I can't give.