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BLOOD BANKS (LICENSES)

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"Blood bank" defines any place where human whole blood, and human whole blood derivatives specified by regulation, are collected, prepared, tested, processed, or stored, or from which human whole blood or human whole blood derivatives specified by regulation are distributed.


A person who has attained the age of 15 may consent to the donation of his or her blood and to the penetration of tissue which is necessary to accomplish such donation, and a blood bank may accept such donations (California Health and Safety Code, Division 2, Chapter 4, beginning with Section 1600).


Jurisdictional complaints may include:Licenses blood banks and the technologists who work in them.


Department of Health Services
Laboratory Field Services
2151 Berkeley Way, Annex 12
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 873-6327
[http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ils/pages/default.aspx/ www.cdph.ca.gov


Publications available: None are offered by the Consumer Information Center

See also: Health Services (Department of), Phlebotomist (technician who draws blood), and (California Health and Safety Code, Division 2, Chapter 4, beginning with Section 1600)

Other referrals: Blood Banks(Locations), Blood Banks (Skin Puncture and Venipuncture)




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