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?
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