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Have You Thought About Cord Blood Banking?



I think I may have mentioned before that Madison was born 4 weeks early. It was already considered a high risk pregnancy due to my age and having had 3 scheduled c-sections before hand. I was also placed on complete bedrest at six and a half months pregnant due to complications of my pregnancy. I remember going in for a regular check-up and being told "there's something not quite right with her heart, we're going to have to take her". Luckily for me I was sent to another hospital since the military hospital I was assigned to, being military at the time, didn't have the facilities to accommodate a preemie birth. Luckily for me the hospital I was sent to was able to monitor me and placed me on complete bedrest so that she could have a much better chance of survival. It was while I was on bedrest, having nothing else to do but lay in bed, that I started reading all that I could and happened upon cord blood banking from Lifebank USA.



I have a family history of cancer. As a matter of fact while I was pregnant I found out that my father was diagnosed with cancer. My mother was also diagnosed that very same year as well. My grandmother had died of cancer a few years earlier so I know that my chances of being diagnosed one day is going to be high. I read that cord blood banking enables parents to save stem cells from the umbilical cord of their child immediately after their little one is born. Did you know that families preserve these cells so that they are available for use in existing and future medical treatments. In fact, since 1988 stem cell transplants have been used to treat some 80 diseases. 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.


I did the research and really thought hard about doing it, but unfortunately my hospital didn't do it and I also found out that it was not entirely within my budget either. I am going to be honest with you, it is expensive to get done but LifebankUSA does offer payment plans and it is so worth it. That cord blood that you bank may just be the blood that saves your life. I do have a few regrets and it is now too late to do anything about it and since I won't be having any more children, my chances at cord blood banking is now obsolete.


For you out there who are either pregnant or have plans on being pregnant, I just also found out that there is now a more advanced cord blood banking called advanced biobanking available from LifeBank USA. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and may save the life of a loved one in the future. So while you think of securing a future for your precious ones in terms of having the house, the car, the job and getting them the best education that life can offer, think about cord blood banking which can save his/her life in the future as well.



Let's discuss: As the post title asked, have you thought about cord blood banking in the past or now? 



Here are the ways to connect with Lifebank USA






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Annmarie John
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  1. I looked into it after I had my kids, but it's WAY too expensive. Between the baby and medical bills, a huge expense like this wasn't an option.

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  2. I never looked into it when I had my daughter. I just figured we could not afford it but I might look into if we have a second child.

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  3. I agree with masshole mommy, it was too expensive for my minimum wage pockets but oh fthe fears it would remove god forbid something happen

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  4. I've thought about cord blood banking. I really hope I can afford it once the time for children come. I know insurance can help some.
    I'm sorry you had such a hard pregnancy. It can really be hard on the body and an emotional rollercoaster.
    However, Madison is now a beautiful girl. You've done an amazing job nurturing her.

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  5. When my daughter was smaller Cord Blood Banking wasn't as common as it has become in the last few years. I wish that I knew more about it when I had my daughter because I absolutely would have considered it. Thanks so much for all of the information on it!

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  6. I looked into it when I was pregnant but also found that it was expensive and my hospital did not offer that service. Then after more researched I realized I wanted delayed cord clamping more.

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  7. I have definitely thought about it. It wasn't available when I had the twins though.

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  8. It sounds like a really interesting option! I will probably look into it if we decide to have children!

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  9. We are done having kids but I thinking it is a great idea.

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  10. I have never thought about doing this much, but I do wish I had because I can see the benefits behind it now.

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  11. This would be an awesome safety measure to have. It's nice to see it becoming more available nowadays.

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  12. Our doctor office handed the flyer but never talked about it. So we skipped the option/ plan

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  13. we did this for a ll 4 of our children. i think its a wise choice.

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  14. Looks like a interesting option but its is too expensive we cannot afford like this.

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  15. I will look into this. As it is, just getting pregnant is a major challenge and IVF is 27K!! I wish they would include that in the deal since we will be paying and arm and a leg anyway! I'm sorry you had such A stressful pregnancy.

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  16. This is an interesting topic a personal choice for any Parents to consider.

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  17. This is really helpful, I'm gonna share this to my friends who need this. Thank you so much.

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  18. My granddaughter was 5 weeks early as well and my daughter was high risk as she has sickle cells. We are in Canada and thankfully her medical expenses were covered. Clearly this option is not for me and I am not sure whether she will or can have another child. I wish all the women interested in this the best of luck.

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  19. Well, I'm a grandmother, so it's definitely not something I would ever be doing. It's too bad it's so expensive, though; because of its benefits, it would be nice to make it more affordable to a greater number of people.

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  20. This is a good thing to consider, however, it would be the cost of doing it that would make parents turn their backs on it. I hope there was a way for it to be more affordable.

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  21. I have not thought of it when my babies were little. I hope that for future parents, they will think of this.

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  22. Yes, when my granddaughters were born. But it was way too expensive and the nearest stem cell bank then was in Singapore.

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  23. I think this is such a grand idea on so many scales. I wish it was more affordable for people, however.

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