Ramon Gardenhire remembers being in law school at Wayne State University in Detroit and trying to give blood for the first time. He went with a group of friends and sat down with the screener.
"She was going through all the list of questions when she asked, 'Have you had sex with any men since 1978?'" Gardenhire says.
After joking about how that was the year he was born, Gardenhire told her yes, he had, publicly revealing his status as a gay man.
With that admission he was denied the chance to give blood.