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Law Allows 16YOs To Give Blood

One unit of blood has the potential to impact three lives, according to American Red Cross officials. Thanks to a bill that was signed into law last week, Idahoans as young as 16 will soon be able to change those lives — allowed to give blood with parental permission. “We want to introduce youth to our programs because they are healthy, young adults,” said Debbi Mahler, Red Cross donor recruitment representative. “It’s a good opportunity for them and it is proven that if they donate in high school, they’ll come back and be lifelong donors”/Amy Huddleston, Twin Falls Times-News. More here. (SR file photo for illustrative purposes)

Question: When did you last give blood?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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