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May 12, 2013 10:34 PM

Blood Alliance now accepting donations from the newly tattooed

The Blood Alliance will now accept donors who receive tattoos at licensed facilities in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Tattoos must be completely healed (healing takes approximately one month). Recent regulatory changes requiring licensing of establishments and artists now allow donors an opportunity to donate blood. A previous deferral period of one year was related to unlicensed facilities or artists and concerns about Hepatitis.

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