First Posted: 3/19/2008
Late last year, Governor Edward G. Rendell signed new legislations which allow 16- year- olds in Pennsylvania to donate with parental consent. It is currently allowed by law in 17 other states. The kick off began in Lackawanna County on March 3 at Abington Heights High School. The first two 16 year old donors were David Cochrane and Christiana Gianzanti. Shown above, from left, are: Larry Gifford, ARC Blood Services Program Manager, Christiana Gianzanti, David Cochrane and Kim Olen, Red Cross Blood Center.