[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Bigots turn donors awayYou are preaching to the choir, printing in a newspaper read by Westerners an article on the low blood supply in Korea. You will hear from many people, and we will all tell you the same thing. When we go to give blood, we are told we cannot give. Sometimes they make excuses, telling us our blood pressure is too low, or some other technical reason. Other times, we’re merely treated rudely and told to get out because they think our blood is AIDS-tainted. I have now given up the fight and haven’t donated in two years. It’s too bad the nation lacks blood, but it’s not your readers’ fault. It’s the fault of the Korean Red Cross staff and their anti-Western prejudices.
by Steven A. Stupak