Though both of my pregnancies I got a lot of information about Cord Blood Banking but we never decided to jump into it. At times I do worry if this was the right decision. I often think that we should have considered banking when we had the chance. Since my chance is over I would like to give my readers some information to consider if they are planning to become pregnant or are already pregnant.
There’s only one opportunity to save your baby’s stem cells for the future...
As an expectant parent, your baby’s health means everything. Right now, he or she is protected in the womb and will soon enter the world. There is a lot to think about and prepare for, but an invaluable step you can take when your child is born is to preserve his/her stem-cell rich cord and placenta blood The ability of stem cells to save lives via cord blood banking has proven successful for replacing abnormal or diseased cells, and treating life-threatening blood disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. In fact, since 1988 stem cell transplants have been used to treat some 80 diseases.
Pregnancy is a happy time - and it might be hard to think about what was stated above. We all want a healthy child but the facts are there. Diseases happen. Bad diseases! Connecting with a cord blood bank will help you make a decision that is best for your family.
When you bank with LifebankUSA, we include tissue banking (tissue from the placenta) for free.* Placental tissue contains mesenchymal cells (MSCs) and MSC-like cells. While stem cells found in cord blood and placenta blood have been used to successfully treat patients, there are currently no approved uses for stem cells derived from the umbilical cord or placenta tissue. Possible therapeutic applications are in early research stages and LifebankUSA's parent company is actively involved in their development.
LifebankUSA will store the placenta tissue for you as part of our complete banking package using our cryogenic tanks for long-term preservation. In the event your baby's tissue cells are ever needed for future therapies, the tissue may then be processed and cultured using available technology at that time.† Tissue banking is just one more layer of protection and peace of mind offered by LifebankUSA.
So while it might be scary, let LifebankUSA help you through your decisions as you happily await your bundle of joy!
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*Storage fees apply after the first year
†Clients will be responsible for the cost of shipping the tissue and any culturing or expansion of the cells.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post all about LifebankUSA. The company mentioned above provided me compensation for my review and thoughts - my views are in no way swayed my the monetary items. All reviews are my own.