The Health Resources Services Administration has named the Cleveland Cord Blood Center in Ohio as a National Cord Blood Inventory bank, a designation that will allow the blood center to gain a three-year, $2.4 million contract. The center also is set to record collected cord-blood units in a domestic and international registry as part of the National Marrow Donor Program. Meanwhile, the Ohio General Assembly has a pending bill that would require state health officials to provide mothers with more information on public cord-blood banking.

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