Skip Navigation Links
      RS 40:1079.3     


§1079.3. Donation of blood

            A. Notwithstanding any other provision of the laws of the state of Louisiana, a minor may give consent to the donation of his blood and to the penetration of tissue necessary to accomplish such donation if either of the following criteria is satisfied:

            (1) The minor has reached the age of sixteen years and the written consent of the parents, legal guardian, or person who has legal authority to consent on behalf of the minor has been obtained.

            (2) The minor has reached the age of seventeen years. The consent of the parents or guardian of a minor who has reached the age of seventeen years shall not be required.

            B. No minor shall be compensated for the donation of his blood.

            C. Consent which is obtained pursuant to this Section shall not be subject to deferments because of minority.

            Added by Acts 1972, No. 361, §1. Amended by Acts 1978, No. 173, §1; Acts 2010, No. 145, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 40:1097 by HCR 84 of 2015 R.S.

If you experience any technical difficulties navigating this website, click here to contact the webmaster.
P.O. Box 94062 (900 North Third Street) Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9062