Hundreds of gay men wanting to give after the Orlando nightclub have been turned away. Federal states that blood centers cannot accept from gay men who have been sexually in the past year. The shooting on Sunday left 50 people dead and 53 . The killer, Omar Mateen, 29, used a semi-automatic assault in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Mateen, a New York , targeted the LGBT community at the club. He was angry at seeing two men kissing in Miami.
Many in the LGBT community want the policy of barring gay men from donating blood changed. Dr Ryan Stanton said donated blood is tested for HIV and other before it is used. The testing usually takes about 24 hours. He said: "Anybody who meets the qualifications… be able to donate blood." The Atlantic said: "Even after the most act against gay, lesbian, bisexual and people in American history, the built-in of American public health keeps the country from [organizing] the most possible ."