SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is updating regulations that will allow individuals to donate blood sooner after undergoing certain procedures such as tattooing, acupuncture and piercing.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Sunday that it will implement a revised bill on some of its blood donation record card notices one month after the promulgation.
According to the revision, the period of exclusion of blood donation after tattooing, including semi-permanent makeup, acupuncture, cupping or depletion of blood, piercing and removing warts and spots will be adjusted from one year to six months.
The ministry also promulgated a revision to the blood management law that focused on preventing blood accidents and recently went into effect.
The revision calls for the head of a medical institution set by the ministry to set up a blood transfusion management committee and a blood transfusion management office for the safe and proper use of blood, and to have personnel devoted exclusively to this venture.
Blood banks and medical institutions are required to submit information on blood supply, inventory, and waste. In particular, blood banks must submit business plans, budget plans and other financial records.
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