You may have noticed pamphlets in your OBGYN's office for cord blood banking. You may have picked some up and wondered what it's all about. Well, I'll tell ya! The stem cells found in your baby's umbilical cord blood have amazing properties and can be used to treat over 80 diseases and conditions, such as leukemia. They can be used to treat that child, and since they don't require as high of a match as bone marrow blood, they are more likely to be able to be used to treat a sibling, or even a parent.
What's more? There is great research being done and the hope is that stem cells will one day be able to treat conditions such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and even restore movement to patients with spinal cord injury! The possibilities are very exciting!
As a sort of insurance policy for your family, you may want to consider banking your baby's cord blood. And to store even more of these lifesaving stem cells, you can also bank your baby's placenta blood, an extra service offered by LifebankUSA. They report that customers who bank placenta blood in addition to cord blood save 60-70% more CD34+ stem cells, the cells most important for rebuilding diseased blood into healthy blood.
LifebankUSA is the only cord blood bank with proprietary technology offering [T1] placenta blood banking with cord blood banking to expectant parents. They are also the only company in the world to release placenta stem cell units for transplant.
You can find out more about LifebankUSA here, and also enter to win one of three Graco 4Ever 4-in-1 car seats (click here to enter)!!
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