Dear Red Cross: I Am Not a Man

April 3, 2015 10:18 PM

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My company recently held a blood drive, and as a 6'1" woman with O+ blood and Amazonian fortitude, I was happy to sign up. I showed up at the donation site, and they were very eager to see me because I signed up as a Double Red donor (which means donating more blood than usual at once). After giving my name and checking in, I was whisked into a pre-screening area.

This is where it gets a little tricky. You see, I'm a transgender woman. This means I was assigned a male identity at birth. Looking at me, you probably wouldn't know that (unless you happen to question the gender identity of every tall, slightly overweight woman you meet). Every legal document that...

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