Tulsa Teen One Of The First Blood Donors Under New Law

Monday, November 1st 2010, 6:36 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- A Tulsa teen was one of the first blood donor under new Oklahoma law. House Bill 1819, which went into effect Monday, lowers the minimum age to donate blood to 16.

Ashli Smith was one of the first teens in the state to donate blood under the new law

"We found that we had a lot of 16-year-olds who said I want to do that, I can drive a car.  I'm beginning to be an adult. I want to do that I want to save a life as well," said Jan Hale of the American Red Cross.

Sixteen-year-olds must have parental consent and meet height and weight requirements before they can donate.