This is a sponsored post written on behalf of LifebankUSA
There is not many things that mommy regrets, but not banking my cord blood is one of them. Mommy remembers reading the magazines at the doctors office. Reading all the information about it possibly saving my life later. She even went as far as researching it online but it was rather expensive at the time and still is today. With a household of six there isn’t a lot of spare money to go around but still mommy regrets not doing it. Cord blood is used to treat certain cancers like Leukemia. With no-one in our family ever having cancer before mommy didn’t think there was a need. Not too long after I was born my grandpa was diagnosed with that dreaded disease. Now you understand why mommy is full of regret. To help you become more aware of what cord blood banking is all about, mommy have teamed up with LifebankUSA to bring more awareness to Cord Blood Banking.
Through cord blood banking, you can collect and preserve potentially lifesaving stem cells, and doing so could one day save the life of your child or a blood relative. You can bank even more stem cells by collecting them from 2 usable sources of stem cell-rich blood: the umbilical cord and the placenta. This service is called Placental and Cord Blood Banking, and it’s available only from LifebankUSA. Whether you choose Placental and Cord Blood Banking or Cord Blood Banking alone, there are many important reasons to choose 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.
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.
*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.
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