A person who agrees to donate her umbilical cord blood to a public cord blood bank or a mixed bank for use by the cord blood bank shall not be charged any fee for the costs of collecting, processing, transporting or storing the cord blood.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 101, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 153, § 1.)
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 23-83-4
- Mixed bank: is a bank that maintains a supply of unrelated cord blood units philanthropically donated by transplantation or research purposes to unrelated recipients and also for a fee stores cord blood for autologous use and use by family members. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-83-2.
- person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6.
- Public cord blood bank: is a bank that maintains a supply of unrelated cord blood units that are philanthropically donated for transplantation or research purposes. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-83-2.