Hundreds of men could not give blood after the Orlando nightclub . U.S. states that blood centers cannot accept from gay men who have been sexually in the past year. The shooting left 50 people dead and 53 . The killer, Omar Mateen, 29, used an assault in what is now the deadliest shooting in U.S. history. Mateen targeted the LGBT . He was supposedly at seeing two men kissing.
Many in the community want the law changed. A doctor said donated blood is tested for and other diseases before it is used. He said: "Anybody who meets the qualifications… be able to donate blood." The Atlantic said: "Even after the deadly against [the LGBT ] in American , the built-in of American public health keeps the country from [organizing] the most possible response."