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§ 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]
[CITE: 24USC30]

 
                     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person for blood withdrawn for the benefit of the person from whom it is 
withdrawn.

(Feb. 9, 1927, ch. 91, 44 Stat. 1066; June 2, 1939, ch. 173, 53 Stat. 
803; July 30, 1941, ch. 332, 55 Stat. 609.)


                               Amendments

    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.



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