Indiana


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. 

Indiana House Bill 1172 of 2008 authorizes the Secretary of Human Services to form an Indiana non-profit corporation that will collect cord blood donations, plus donations of other perinatal tissues.  The Indiana legislation is very unusual in that it explicitly calls for the collection of "other perinatal tissues".  As of 2010, there is a non-profit organization that collects donated birth tissues from Indiana hospitals and sells them to tissue banks.