2108.62 Umbilical cord blood banking.

(A) The department of health, on its internet web site, shall make available to health care professionals printable publications that can be downloaded containing standardized, objective information about umbilical cord blood banking that is sufficient to allow a pregnant woman to make an informed decision about whether to participate in an umbilical cord blood banking program. The publications shall include all of the following information:

(1) The medical processes involved in the collection of umbilical cord blood;

(2) The medical risks of umbilical cord blood collection to the mother and the newborn child;

(3) The options available to a mother regarding stem cells contained in the umbilical cord blood after delivery of the mother's newborn child, including:

(a) Having the stem cells discarded;

(b) Donating the stem cells to a public umbilical cord blood bank;

(c) Having the stem cells stored in a private umbilical cord blood bank for use by immediate and extended family members;

(d) Storing the stem cells for use by the family through a family or sibling donor banking program that provides free collection, processing, and storage of the stem cells where there is a medical need.

(4) The current and potential future medical uses, risks, and benefits of umbilical cord blood collection to the mother, newborn child, and biological family;

(5) The current and potential future medical uses, risks, and benefits of umbilical cord blood collection to individuals who are not biologically related to the mother or newborn child;

(6) Any costs that may be incurred by a pregnant woman who chooses to make an umbilical cord blood donation;

(7) The average cost of public and private umbilical cord blood banking.

(B) The department may update the publications prepared pursuant to this section as it considers necessary.

Cite as R.C. § 2108.62

History. Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.23, HB 102, §1, eff. 6/30/2010.