Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Anyone have any insight on cord blood banking? We'd like to hear from parents who decided to and why, and those who decided NOT to and why.

Also, to all the medical professionals... is there any evidence that you know of where 1/2 Caucasian, 1/2 Asian children are prone to any sort of disease that may require cord blood? I have no idea about this, nor any idea where to start researching. Might as well start here!

Feel free to leave a comment.



TMCPhoto said...

We decided not to simply because we weren't in the financial position to pay for it. Both my husband and I are pretty healthy, nothing in our medical history's that would require the need for cord blood. Having said that, if we had the money two years ago we would have done it no question.

Here's the thing, there is no one right way to go about parenting. you do the best you can with what you have and that's that. This includes medical procedures and expensive toys or not as the case may be.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I decided to bank our baby's umbilical cord blood using Cryo-Cell. We found them to be the most affordable and we liked the fact that they had been in business for such a long time. Also, the Cryo-Cell staff was really helpful, which was important to me. AND, after the baby was born I got a surprise in the mail...Cryo-Cell sent me a Baby Bjorn carrier! That saved us $100 more. I highly recommend looking at Cryo-Cell. They have monthly promotions and payment plans that make the process much more affordable than some of the other companies. Congratulations by the way :)

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