Pretty much everyone is aware of the importance of donating blood for use by hospitals. Less widespread is the knowledge of cord blood banking and what the advantages of it are. Cord blood banking involves collecting and preserving the stem cells from your newborn’s umbilical cord at birth. These immature, undifferentiated stem cells can be stored and then used in the event of a severe illness or major medical problem. These stem cells can be used to replace diseased or damaged cells in your body. Having this option available for treatment of you or your family is of incalculable value, because these cells are “smart” and know how to find and repair damaged or diseased cells in the body.
Doctors worldwide are now recommending cord blood banking, both for the benefits that we know about as well as having new treatments available as research advances. The website www.cordblood.com is an excellent site where you can learn a lot more about cord blood banking in general.
StemCyte is the leading stem cell collection company and they are so confident in their procedures that they back it up with a $50,000 LifeSaver Guarantee plus access to their Public Bank Inventory of cord blood. Their proprietary process give cell recovery rates of 99% or higher and delivers viable cells years or even decades after their banking. Having the peace of mind that comes with a once in a lifetime opportunity to help defend your family against more than 80 diseases, including leukemia, sickle cell anemia, lupus and other autoimmune diseases.
Your baby’s cord blood is a perfect match for your baby (of course) but there is also a 30% chance that it will be a perfect match for a sibling who may need it as well as being a half match either parent. You can find specific information on StemCyte as well as more information on cord blood banking at bit.ly/1NrRx3c .
Collection of the cord blood is easy; simply sign up on the website or call and you will receive a collection kit in the mail, tell the doctors that you want to collect the cord blood and they will handle the rest. A courier will pick the kit up after delivery and just that easily, your family has an added treatment option available in the event of many catastrophic illnesses.
Thanks to StemCyte for sponsoring today’s post.
Ok after reading all the comments I feel kinda dumb because this is something I really never knew of. Glad I now know!
Crystal & Comp says
I wish I knew more about blood banking when all of my babies were born. This is such great information for new parents!
I can definitely see the benefit. I’m so glad it’s now an option. Seems like it’s getting more popular too.
I actually wanted to learn more about this. It looks like it would be a helpful option for parents.
Shaney Vijendranath says
I really regret not doing this. I wish I read up more about it. I think it’s a great investment for the health of the family.
I wish we would have done this when our kids were born. We didnt learn of the benefits until after we were done having kids. I say if you can, do it!!
Jaime Nicole says
We looked into it a couple of times and after visiting with docs who had no financial interest in the process we elected to forego the option. I can understand why some would want to do it – like if there is a strong family history of certain disease – but in the end we had no risk factors and elected to opt out of the process. I would like to see it made more affordable though so that families who want to do it are able to do so.
I have heard so much about this and we wanted to do this when my twin granddaughters were born four years ago. It was way too expensive and the nearest cord blood bank was in Singapore.
WE never did this when my kids were born. I really wish we had. Now that I have read a ton of information on it, I can truly see the value!
Chubskulit Rose says
We didn’t do this but I have a friend who did. She said it was worth the cost.
We do not have kids and I have never heard of that. Very interesting idea though.
Liz Mays says
This is helpful to so many people. I really wish it was as accessible as it is now back when I was having kids.
I never looked into this when my babies were little or while pregnant, I wish I had. It’s a really great idea. Just wish it was a little more affordable, at least here!
I think cord banking is really important. But it’s also important to take the time to research and decide if you can afford private or if you want to do universal banking.
We thought about it, but didn’t do it. I think that it is a great idea to do and if we could have afforded it at the time I think we would have done it.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I wish this had been an option when my babies were born. I would have definitely done it. It’s just one more way to protect the kids.
Robin Masshole mommy says
I looked into this when I had my last son eight years ago, but the cost was just way too high for me. I know it would be great to do it, but right after having a baby there was no way I could afford thousands of dollars on top of the cost of the baby and the hospital bills.