Allow me to start off by saying it’s beyond shameful that the policy in the U.S. specifically bans blood donations from men who have had sex with other men. Even the American Medical Association opposes it, saying it’s discriminatory and not sound science. But as regrettable as that rule is, donating blood if you’re eligible is a wonderful thing. I’m biased because I’m a long-time blood donor, but if you meet the criteria, I highly encourage you to become one yourself. And the infographic below provides umpteen reasons to become a blood-donating rock star.