Monday, February 23, 2009

Will You Preserve Your Baby's Cord Blood?

Every mom hopes and prays that her child won't ever have to face a serious disease. Today's parents have even more choices when it comes to fighting those diseases if they do rear their ugly heads. One of those choices is cord blood banking. Parents can collect and preserve their newborn's umbilical cord blood. The stem cells from the cord blood have the potential to be used to treat many different diseases. They're already known to treat over 70 diseases such as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia, sickle cell disease, severe anemias and severe combined immunodeficiency, and research is ongoing, meaning even more diseases may be curable in the future.

I hadn't heard of this back when my kids were born. The Cryo-cell Cord Blood Bank has been involved in umbilical cord blood preservation since 1992. That's the year Cory was born, so they were around. I just wasn't aware of it. Is it something I would have done if I had been aware of it? Probably not, because I think it was fairly new back then and there wasn't as much research showing the benefits of stem cells. Things have advanced quite a bit in the last 16 years, though. Stem cells are now known to treat a lot of diseases, and have been used in over 8000 transplants worldwide.

Deciding whether or not to bank your baby's cord blood is still a personal decision. Cryo-cell gives you all the information you need to make an informed choice. They even invite you to "compare us" to the other leading cord blood banks, so you can see exactly what you're getting.

If you or someone you know is an expectant parent, and you're considering cord blood banking for your newborn or just want to get some more information, check out Cryo-cell. Don't forget to check out their current offer to save $300 while you're there.


  1. I think its so very important to preserve your child cord blood. There are so many possible ways to use that blood to save your child's life, god-forbid, something were to happen to their health in their first 15 years of their life.

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  3. I have been checking prices here in Toronto. The best price for an accredited blood bank appears to be $1375 for fifteen years of storage. Can you beat that price?

  4. I am single but when I have a father I will bank my baby's cord blood, its my personal decisions. I understand the complete concept of Baby's Cord Blood and realize its importance.


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