Whitesburg KY

House bill would allow teens to donate blood


The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would allow 16- year-olds to donate blood.

State Rep. Mike Cherry says the measure should increase the state’s blood supply if it is signed into law. Twenty other states have enacted similar laws.

The Princeton Democrat says the teens could donate only if they have written permission from their parents and if they weigh more than 110 pounds.

The House passed the legislation 87-0 on Monday. It now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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