Texas


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.