MK refuses to donate blood due to ‘parent 1, 2’ on intake form

Deputy Minister Avi Maoz seen during a vote in the assembly hall of the Knesset, on December 28, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Deputy Minister Avi Maoz seen during a vote in the assembly hall of the Knesset, on December 28, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Far-right anti-LGBTQ MK Avi Maoz refuses to donate blood in the Knesset due to his anger with the Magen David Adom intake form that changed last year from requesting donors list their “mother” and “father” to listing “parent 1” and “parent 2.”

In a video clip circulating on social media, MK Matan Kahana — also a member of the national-religious community — is donating blood, and calls on a passing Maoz to join him.

“If you bring me a form that says ‘mother’ and ‘father,’ I will donate now,” Maoz says in response, decrying the “agenda” of the current policy.

In response, Kahana shrugs but nevertheless high-fives Maoz as he passes. It is unclear why the exchange was being filmed.

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