§ 30. — Payments to donors of blood for persons undergoing treatment at Government expense.
[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
TITLE 24--HOSPITALS AND ASYLUMS
CHAPTER 1--NAVY HOSPITALS, ARMY AND NAVY HOSPITAL, AND HOSPITAL RELIEF
FOR SEAMEN AND OTHERS
Sec. 30. Payments to donors of blood for persons undergoing
treatment at Government expense
Any person, whether or not in the employ of the United States, who
shall furnish blood from his or her veins for transfusion into the veins
of a person entitled to and undergoing treatment at Government expense,
whether in a Federal hospital or institution or in a civilian hospital
or institution, or who shall furnish blood for blood banks or for other
scientific and research purposes in connection with the care of any
person entitled to treatment at Government expense, shall be entitled to
be paid therefor such reasonable sum, not to exceed $50, for each blood
withdrawal as may be determined by the head of the department or
independent agency concerned, from public funds available to such
department or independent agency for medical and hospital supplies:
Provided, That no payment shall be made under this authority to any
person for blood withdrawn for the benefit of the person from whom it is
(Feb. 9, 1927, ch. 91, 44 Stat. 1066; June 2, 1939, ch. 173, 53 Stat.
803; July 30, 1941, ch. 332, 55 Stat. 609.)
1941--Act July 30, 1941, struck out requirement that donor had to be
in the Military Establishment or a Government employee and that patient
had to be in a Government hospital to have donor qualify for payment.
1939--Act June 2, 1939, included the furnishing of blood by
employees of the United States Government.