H. B. 3083
(By Delegates Andes, Border, Anderson, Perdue,
Hamilton, Caputo, Perry, Miley, Hatfield,
Wooton and Webster)
[Introduced March 12, 2009; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §16-21-1 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to blood donations by persons age
sixteen with parental consent.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §16-21-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 21. BLOOD DONATIONS.
§16-21-1. Donations by seventeen year old minors without parental
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
any person seventeen years of age or older may donate blood without
the permission or authorization of a parent or guardian and any
person sixteen years of age may donate blood
with the permission or
authorization of a parent or legal guardian: Provided, That
parent or guardian shall may not be liable for any medical expense
which may occur as a result of a minor donating blood under the provisions of this section: Provided, however, That nothing herein
shall may be construed as permitting such a minor of age seventeen
or older, or a minor of age sixteen, to give blood for compensation
in any form.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to permitting blood
donations by persons age sixteen with parental consent.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would