Here's how racist the LDS⁄Mormon Church was⁄is...
Church leaders advocated for the segregation of donated blood, concerned that giving white members blood from black people might disqualify them from the priesthood.  In 1943, the LDS Hospital opened a blood bank which kept separate blood stocks for whites and blacks. It was the second-largest in-hospital blood bank. After the 1978 ending of the priesthood ban, Consolidated Blood Services agreed to supply hospitals with connections to the LDS Church, including LDS Hospital, Primary Children's and Cottonwood Hospitals in Salt Lake City, McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, and Utah Valley Hospital in Provo.
Racially segregated blood stocks reportedly ended in the 1970's, although white patients worried about receiving blood from a black donor were reassured that this would not happen even after 1978.
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