CHAPTER 208

FORMERLY

SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 1 TO SENATE BILL NO. 466

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 7, TITLE 13, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO CONSENT OF MINORS TO DONATE BLOOD VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT THE NECESSITY OF OBTAINING PARENTAL PERMISSION OR AUTHORIZATION.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §709 (a) of Chapter 7, Title 13, Delaware Code, by striking paragraph (a) in its entirety and inserting a new paragraph (a) to read as follows:

"(a) Anything otherwise provided in the law to the contrary notwithstanding, any person over 17 years old shall be eligible to donate blood in any voluntary and noncompensatory blood program without parental permission or authorization."

Section 2. Amend §709 (b), Chapter 7, Title 13, Delaware Code by striking the number "21" wherever it appears in said paragraph (b) and inserting in lieu thereof the number "18".

Approved April 6, 1982.