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A male asked:

can a 15 year old fairly healthy male donate blood with parental consent?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not today: The listed requirements for both the red cross and carter blood care centers require a person be at least 16 & have parental concent to donate.

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