Knesset Tosses Out Blood Drive Paramedics for Barring Ethiopian MK From Donating

Health Ministry regulations forbid accepting blood donations from individuals thought to be at risk of being carriers of AIDS or other diseases, including those born in Africa.

A group of Magen David Adom paramedics who were conducting a blood drive in the Knesset on Wednesday were ejected from the House when they refused to take blood from MK Pnina Tamano-Shata (Yesh Atid) because she is a native of Ethiopia.