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§ 6502. Declaration of public policy

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 33. Blood Bank Act (Refs & Annos)
35 P.S. § 6502
§ 6502. Declaration of public policy
The public policy of this Commonwealth is to safeguard the health and well-being of the citizens of this State with reference to the use of blood and blood products in the treatment of many human diseases, as well as its use in the treatment of injuries resulting from casualties or disasters. Use of blood and blood products in this manner has increased to such proportions that, in the public interest, there is need for establishing Statewide minimum standards for the control and licensing of the activities of blood banks. It is declared that the purpose of this act is to provide for the better protection of public health (i) through the development, establishment, and enforcement of standards to establish, equip, maintain and conduct a suitable program to collect, process, store and distribute whole human blood, and the various human blood derivatives prepared from single units of whole blood by the licensing of blood banks, (ii) by providing qualifications for the personnel of such blood banks, (iii) by insuring that the procedures performed by blood banks are performed with a high degree of scientific and professional competency and (iv) by providing that no person will be denied blood or blood products that can be made reasonably available. This act shall be liberally construed to carry out these objects and purposes.


1972, Dec. 6, P.L. 1614, No. 335, § 2, effective in 90 days. Amended 1978, Oct. 4, P.L. 984, No. 200, § 1, effective in 60 days.
35 P.S. § 6502, PA ST 35 P.S. § 6502
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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