(20 ILCS 2310/2310-340)
(was 20 ILCS 2310/55.68)
Bone marrow donor education.
From funds made available by the General Assembly for the purpose of bone
marrow donor education, the Director shall:
(1) Educate residents of the State about (i) the need
for bone marrow donors; (ii) the procedures required to become registered as a potential bone marrow donor, including the procedures for determining the person's tissue type; and (iii) the medical procedures a donor must undergo to donate bone marrow and the attendant risks of the procedure.
(2) Make special efforts to educate and recruit
minority populations to volunteer as potential bone marrow donors. Means of communication may include use of press, radio, and television and placement of educational materials in appropriate health care facilities, blood banks, and State and local agencies.
(3) Conduct a bone marrow donor drive to encourage
State employees to volunteer to be potential bone marrow donors. The drive shall include educational materials and presentations that explain the need for bone marrow donors and the procedures for becoming registered as a potential bone marrow donor. The Director of Central Management Services shall provide assistance as needed to organize and conduct the drive.
(4) In conjunction with the Secretary of State, make
educational materials available at all places where driver's licenses are issued or renewed.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)