(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a minor who is at least 17 years old, without the consent of a parent or legal guardian, may give blood to a program that:
(1) Is voluntary;
(2) Does not pay money for the blood; and
(3) Is approved by:
(i) The American Association of Blood Banks; or
(ii) The American Red Cross.
(b)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a minor who is at least 16 years old, and has obtained the consent of a parent or legal guardian, may give blood to the programs listed in subsection (a) of this section.
(2) Consent may be obtained via telephone or electronic means.
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