Tattoo Legislation

clipped from hip2give.blogspot.com
Many people have tattoos as a personal form of self-expression. But did you know that in many states that if you have received a tattoo, that you will have to wait 12 months to donate blood?

Seems extensive however the risk, even today, of infection or inappropriate needle usage is the concern. New proposed regulatory legislation in Florida, centers around tattoo facilities utilizing stricter licensing and continuing education, however, as a benefit could increase the donor pool by allowing individuals with new tattoos to donate.
While this current regulation is not under review in other states, setting the precedent is important in order to broaden the donor pool across the country. With each journey, you must take the first step.
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