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Georgia State Code
Title      31
Chapter      24  
Section Navigation        1 ... 8       
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Title 31, Chapter 24, Section 2 (31-24-2)

As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) "Blood" means whole human blood, packed red blood cells, blood platelets, concentrated leucocytes, and blood plasma. It does not include blood derivatives manufactured or processed for industrial use.

(2) "Donation" means any transaction involving the person from whom blood is withdrawn, whether he presents himself for the withdrawal of blood on his own initiative or on the initiative of another person, in which he receives no consideration other than credit through blood assurance programs or other intangible benefits.

(3) "Industrial use" means a use of blood in which the blood is modified by physical or chemical means to produce derivatives for therapeutic or pharmaceutic biologicals and laboratory reagents or controls.

(4) "Person" means any individual, blood bank, clinical laboratory, hospital, firm, corporation, or any other entity.

(5) "Purchase" means any transaction involving the person from whom blood is withdrawn, whether he presents himself for the withdrawal of blood on his own initiative or on the initiative of another person, in which he receives a monetary consideration in any form. Time off from work granted by an employer for the purpose of giving blood shall not be considered a direct monetary consideration.

(6) "Transfusion" means a use of blood in which the blood is administered to a human being for treatment of sickness or injury.

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