Senate approves student-sponsored bone marrow bill

April 06, 2005

The Maryland Senate unanimously approved a bill yesterday conceived by students at Oakland Mills High School to allow people to register as bone marrow donors with a doctor's permission regardless of age.

With less than a week to go in the 90-day Maryland General Assembly session, however, House Bill 565 must return for a second review by the House of Delegates because senators added an amendment.

The change would require doctors to make sure "there is no substantial risk of medical injury to the donor" before granting permission to register.

-- Larry Carson

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