“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Cord Blood Registry. I received promotional item to thank me for my participation. http://www.momcentralconsulting.com
I was very excited when I was invited to breakfast at the Russian Tea Room with Mom Central to learn more about Cord Blood Banking.
As a mom of 4 I was not aware of Cord Blood till I probably was on my last baby. I might have seen a commercial or read a pamphlet but I didn’t understand nor did my doctor ever discuss this with me. You’d be surprise how many parents know little or nothing about this and doctors. My third son had jaundice, and his bilirubin was high and needed a transfusion. He was born three weeks early and had to stay in ICU until he was better. I refused someone else’s blood and we went with a bloodless transfusion and everything turned out fine. If I had this option of banking his cord blood I would have used it. My daughter the last of my children born also came into the world three weeks early and had a heart murmur and had to stay in ICU until she was better. However, she did not need surgery but lots of blood work, EKG’s, and doctor visits. Her heart murmur disappeared and she was all better. Some parents and kids aren’t lucky and trust me I stayed in the hospital everyday with them till I made sure everything was better. I wanted my kids to know I was there for them.
You never know when something major is going to come into play and you might not have time to get what you need. There are people in hospitals on waiting lists for a match from donors for all types of organs.
*5 Facts Every Expectant Parent Should Know About Cord Blood Banking:
Cord blood stem cells have been used in the treatment of more than 80 conditions.
Public donation lets parents donate stem cells at no cost to possibly help someone in need.
The clinical use of stem cells has grown each year, increasing the likelihood that you or a member of your family could benefit from the newborn stem cells you bank.
Free family banking is available through Cord Blood Registry for families with a medical need.
Discuss Blood Cord Banking with your doctor. They can help you sort through your options and will also work with you to ensure you have what is needed at the time of delivery for a smooth collection.
CBR has also helped more clients use their cord blood stem cells in treatments than any other family bank. Our research and development efforts are focused on helping leading clinical researchers advance regenerative medicine that may help families in the future. – http://www.cordbood.com
Cord blood stem cells have been used for years to treat a range of life-threatening diseases and disorders.
I learned a lot about Cord Blood Banking and what parent Shelly Connelly went through with her daughter after she recovered from a stroke after surgery to remove a brain tumor .
Every parent should do their research and don’t wait until it’s too late. Ask your OB/GYN about it and if he/she doesn’t know make it their business to learn.
Check out the facts on cordblood.com and on Twitter @Cordbloodrgstry for more info.
What are your thoughts on Cord Blood Banking? Would you consider banking your baby’s cord blood? Is your doctor aware of this?