JACKSON – Starting this summer, a Mississippi law will lower the age at which people can start giving blood.
State law has specified that donations could start at age 17.
Gov. Haley Barbour signed a bill Friday that says the voluntary blood donations can begin at 16. The bill becomes law July 1.
A minor who wants to donate blood still needs written permission from a parent or guardian.
The bill is House Bill 150.
The Associated Press