Doyle Signs Bill Lowering Age to Donate Blood in Wisconsin

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- 16-year-olds in Wisconsin can now donate blood.

Gov. Jim Doyle signed a bill Friday that allows 16-year-olds to give blood with their parents' consent.

The old minimum age was 17.

Supporters of the bill say the change will foster a lifelong habit of donating among young people.

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