Do you think 16-year-olds should be able to give blood without parental consent?

Asked at Borders, 700 N.H. on July 28, 2006

“Yes, because they test the blood for any health problems that they may not be tested for otherwise, and it would increase the community blood supply.”

“I would say yes. They're not endangering anyone or themselves, if it's at a reputable place, and it teaches them to help others.”

“I don't see a problem with that. I think 16 is old enough to know the problems associated with donating blood.”

“No. I don't think they are at the age to make an informed decisions about the risks involved or what they might be passing along.”