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Your new drivers license may show your blood type

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Your blood type can be printed on the back of your driver's license or state identification card Your blood type can be printed on the back of your driver's license or state identification card
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Georgia Drivers may soon request that their blood type be printed on the back of their driver's license or state identification card. This optional feature may help medical personnel during an emergency.

"In an emergency situation, medical personnel need up-to-date health information to quickly and efficiently treat injuries," said Governor Nathan Deal. "To better assist these first responders, our Department of Driver Services is now giving Georgians the option to include their blood type on their license or identification cards."

On the application for issuance or renewal of a driver's license or ID card, Georgians can choose if they would like their blood type printed on the back of their permanent card.

People who indicate "yes" will then select their blood type.  

The customer's permanent license or ID will have their blood type printed on the back of the card under Medical Information. 

For complete driver education, licensing and testing information including many online services, please visit www.dds.ga.gov .

 

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