Hi alphahusky, We will NOT even be threatening to give blood. But you got everything else right. Initially I had thought we could address the "possibility" of our giving blood, collect signatures throughout the month of May and then on May 31st announce our decision. I had thought the decision to NOT give blood was implied but, from the responses I received, it was not. The responses were pretty vehement and so this petition will not include any references to the act of donating blood. It will only explain that we can legally donate blood and we see that as a problem. There have been many comments about people who might not know they are physically sick (diagnosed with depression or told your health is perfect) and I do think we should include them as a real threat to our blood supply too. I think if people read this thread from the beginning it is a good example of a lively discussion that involved a lot of give and take and hopefully no hard feelings. This is a very touchy subject and every discussion I have ever seen about the blood supply gets heated. There have been MANY good ideas presented. I have only picked up on those that worked with the idea of a petition but that does not mean that we should not follow up on all the others. Many of the ideas involved some type of blood bank protest. The good news is that WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY is JUNE 14th! If Dr. Holmberg fails us and does not ban our blood, we can both petition the government and plan protests in all the countries that have not banned our blood on June 14th. There is the opportunity to ask people to donate a pint for us, since we would like to but we don't want to risk the public health and wheel out some cots and have a "lie-in" (definitely need a better name or maybe that is grammatically incorrect)?