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.