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Arizona

Arizona, United States

Arizona has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Arizona bill was enacted 26 Jan. 2006 and became effective 1 Jan. 2007.

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Arkansas

Arkansas, United States

Arkansas has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and asks (but does not mandate) physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Arkansas bill is unusual because it also establishes a program where taxpayers can contribute a portion of their state income tax refunds towards the establishment of a statewide cord blood banking program (both public and private) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).  The Arkansas bill was enacted 30 March 2007 and became effective 30 June 2008.

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California

California, United States

California is launching a state wide program of cord blood donation for the public benefit by raising the cost of birth certificate copies $2 apiece.  The program was authorized 30 Sept. 2010 by Assembly Bill 52 and may begin operating at the University of California at Davis as early as the summer of 2011.

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Colorado

Colorado, United States

Colorado has state legislation around cord blood education that only asks hospitals and obstetricians to distribute information about public donation of cord blood.  The Colorado bill also establishes the Adult Stem Cells Cure Fund.  The fund is an optional donation on state tax returns, and the money raised goes to support the expansion of public cord blood banking efforts in Colorado.  The Colorado bill was enacted 3 June 2008 and became effective 1 Sept. 2008.

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Connecticut

Connecticut, United States

Connecticut has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Connecticut bill was enacted 8 July 2009 and became effective 1 July 2009.


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Florida

Florida, United States

Florida has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  Florida was the second state to explicitly endorse the use of educational materials from Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation.  The Florida bill was enacted 17 June 2011 and became effective 1 July 2011.

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Georgia

Georgia, United States

Georgia has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Georgia bill was enacted 24 May 2007 and became effective 30 June 2009.

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Illinois

Illinois, United States

Illinois has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and encourages prenatal caregivers to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Illinois bill was enacted 14 Aug. 2007 and became effective 1 Jan. 2008.

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Indiana

Indiana, United States

Indiana does not have state legislation that specifically addresses education about cord blood options.  However, Indiana does have legislation designed to create a public donation program, and the existence of such a program indirectly creates a need to promote public awareness of donation. 

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Louisiana

Louisiana, United States

Louisiana has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Louisiana bill was enacted 12 June 2008 and became effective 15 Aug. 2008.

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Maryland

Maryland, United States

Maryland has state legislation around cord blood education that only asks hospitals and obstetricians to distribute information about public donation of cord blood.  The Maryland bill was enacted 2 May 2006 and became effective 1 Oct. 2006.

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts, United States

Massachusetts has state legislation around cord blood education that is two-tiered.  Hospitals are required to inform all pregnant women in the 3rd trimester of the opportunity to donate cord blood.  There is also a public education program run by the Dept. of Health that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and asks (but does not mandate) physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Massachusetts bill was enacted 30 May 2005 and became effective immediately.

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Michigan

Michigan, United States

Michigan has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Michigan bill was enacted 4 Jan. 2007 and becomes effective "upon determination of sufficient funds" for development of educational materials.

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Missouri

Missouri, United States

Missouri has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  Missouri was the third state to explicitly endorse the use of educational materials from Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation.  The Missouri bill was enacted 8 July 2011 and became effective 1 Oct. 2011.

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New Jersey

New Jersey, United States

New Jersey was the first state to have a state wide program of collecting cord blood donations for the public, established by executive order on 18 Oct. 2005.  New Jersey has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The New Jersey bill was enacted 7 Jan. 2008 and became effective 7 Apr. 2008.

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New Mexico

New Mexico, United States

New Mexico has state legislation around cord blood education that only mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about public donation of cord blood.  The New Mexico bill was enacted 19 Mar. 2005 and became effective 1 Jan. 2006.

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New York

New York, United States

New York has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and asks (but does not mandate) physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The New York bill was enacted 7 Aug. 2007 and became effective 7 Feb. 2008. 

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North Carolina

North Carolina, United States

North Carolina has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The North Carolina bill was enacted 8 June 2009 and became effective 8 June 2009.

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North Dakota

North Dakota, United States

North Dakota does not have any state legislation around cord blood education, but their Dept. of Health has officially adopted the educational materials from Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation

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Ohio

Ohio, United States

Ohio has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Ohio Dept. of Health has officially adopted the educational materials from Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation.  The Ohio bill was enacted 31 Mar. 2010 and became effective 1 July 2010.

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma, United States

Oklahoma has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Oklahoma bill was enacted 15 May 2008 and became effective 1 July 2008.

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, United States

Pennsylvania has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Pennsylvania bill was enacted 3 April 2008 and became effective 2 June 2008.

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island, United States

Rhode Island has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Rhode Island bill was enacted 27 June 2008 and became effective 27 June 2008.

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Tennessee

Tennessee, United States

Tennessee has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Tennessee bill was enacted 31 Mar. 2010 and became effective 1 July 2010.

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Texas

Texas, United States

Texas has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Texas Dept. of Health is also tasked to to educate the public about programs that offer free family cord blood storage when the family has an existing medical need.  The Texas bill was enacted 18 May 2007 and became effective 1 Jan. 2008.

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Virginia

Virginia, United States

Virginia was the first state to pass legislation where the bill itself explicitly endorses the use of educational materials from Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation.  Virginia has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Virginia bill was enacted 9 Mar. 2010 and became effective 1 July 2010.

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Washington

Washington, United States

Washington has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking.  The Washington bill was enacted 18 Mar. 2008 and became effective 1 July 2010.

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin, United States

Wisconsin has state legislation around cord blood education that only mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about public donation of cord blood.  The Wisconsin bill was enacted 15 Dec. 2005 and became effective 30 Dec. 2005.

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