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Monday, September 15, 2014

LifeBankUSA: Saving More Cells. Storing More Hope. #giveaway

Disclosure:  I was compensated by LifeBankUSA for my article.

We would do anything for our kids right?  As parents we would give our own life but at times when our kids need help the most, our own life, tissue, blood, ect isn't enough.  It is so hard to think about our children being sick or dying but the fact happens.  It seems as though the world is full of stories that can make me cry on an instant.  While we were pregnant with both Jude and Teagan I read a lot about places like LifeBankUSA but we never jumped on the opportunity to store any cells/tissue.  Now looking back, I wonder what we could have done differently, for now I am good with our choice and I pray we never need those cells but I want to inform all of you that there is an option for you if you are interested.  Let me back up, what is LifeBankUSA?

As the only company that offers cord blood, placenta blood and tissue banking -- and the first to release placenta-derived stem cells for a successful transplant -- New Jersey-based LifebankUSA is a technological leader that is pioneering key medical innovations in the field. Owned by the Celgene Corporation, a world-class biopharmaceutical company, LifebankUSA also operates a robust donation program and collects cells from anywhere in the US for use primarily in advancing medical research.

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.

Have you thought about banking your baby's stem cells?  What are your worries?  Your Thoughts?  Your final decision?  

I always open and honest with my readers so I will be about this as well.  Honestly, what held us back with banking Teagan's (we didn't know much about banking with Jude) was the cost.  At the time of her birth we had a mountain of medical debt and wondered how we would make ends meet.  I am sure some of you feel the same way.  Well friends, LifeBankUSA wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity for this service and right now you can WIN $500 off of Cord Blood Banking in the Peace of Mind Contest from LifeBankUSA!  

Enter the giveaway here - LifeBankUSA Peace of Mind Contest. 

LifebankUSA wants to give parents the chance to win $500 off cord blood banking* in a random drawing from entrants in this Facebook contest. Enter below for your chance to win the item that is on every in-the-know parent's check list. *This prize is not transferable and no other discounts apply. Must be enrolled for banking within one calendar year to claim prize. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By entering the contest, you understand that you are providing your information to LifebankUSA and not to Facebook.

When you bank with LifebankUSA, we include tissue banking (tissue from the placenta).* 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.

Times are changing, lets use science and help protect our babies!  Will you be one of the 99% club?

*Storage fees apply
†Clients will be responsible for the cost of shipping the tissue and any culturing or expansion of the cells.

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