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Code of Virginia
Title 32.1. Health
Chapter 8. Postmortem Examinations and Services
10/29/2020

§ 32.1-289.2. Donation or sale of blood, body fluids, organs and tissues by persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus.

A. Any person who donates or sells, who attempts to donate or sell, or who consents to the donation or sale of blood, other body fluids, organs, and tissues, knowing that the donor is, or was, infected with human immunodeficiency virus, and who has been instructed that such blood, body fluids, organs, or tissues may transmit the infection, shall be guilty, upon conviction, of a Class 6 felony.

B. This section shall not be construed to prohibit the donation of infected blood, other body fluids, organs and tissues for use in medical or scientific research.

C. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection A, this section shall not prohibit the donation or acquisition of organs for transplantation, provided that (i) the recipient of such organ is informed that such organ is infected with human immunodeficiency virus and, following such notice, consents to the receipt of such organ and (ii) acquisition and transplantation of such organ is in compliance with the provisions of the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, 42 U.S.C. § 274f-5.

1989, c. 613; 2017, c. 282.

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