STATEHOUSE (Feb 29, 2016) – The Indiana House of Representatives and Senate unanimously supported a bill sponsored by State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) that would direct those who provide birthing services and prenatal care to distribute information about cord blood donation to pregnant Hoosiers.
Senate Bill 315, which can now be signed into law by the governor, would task service care providers with sharing information about postnatal fluid and postnatal tissue donation, including cord blood donation, to pregnant patients as part of the postnatal donation initiative.
“Umbilical cords can have multiple uses to help cure diseases that many thought were incurable,” Zent said. “This bill requires that providers make this option known to mothers to increase awareness and provide a greater supply for those who may need to take advantages of its alternative uses.”
For more information about SB 315, visit www.iga.in.gov.
Rep. Zent (R-Angola) represents most of LaGrange and Steuben counties.