Chapter 3. Blood Donations of California Penal Code >> Title 4. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 3.
This chapter applies to prisoners confined in city, county,
or city and county jails, or industrial farms or road camps
established pursuant to this title, who are under a sentence of 30
days or more.
Any prisoner, to whom this chapter applies, may voluntarily
donate blood to a blood bank duly licensed by the State Department of
Public Health. Prior to blood donation the prisoner shall be given
an examination with all clothes removed by a physician and surgeon of
the blood bank to whom blood is to be donated, and donations shall
be refused unless such physician shall find the prisoner to be a
suitable person for blood donation. No more than one such donation
shall be permitted during any 72-day period.