Why bank your baby’s cord blood?

What's special about cord blood?

The lifeline between mother and baby is the umbilical cord, the medium through which the mother provides the baby with nutrients and oxygen needed to grow. Cord blood is also rich in stem cells, the early form of cells that go on to create all the cells in our bodies. Stem cells, like those in cord blood, can regenerate the cells of the blood and immune system and can be used to treat life-threatening and debilitating diseases.

What diseases and conditions can cord blood treat?

Cord blood is a full FDA-approved treatment for nearly 80 diseases and, in many respects, is also the best treatment option for those diseases and the preferred method of treatment by doctors. These diseases include cancers, malignancies, anemias, inherited metabolic disorders and deficiencies of the immune system. Cord blood is also being used in clinical trials to treat autism, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and much more.

Who can cord blood treat?

A person’s stem cells must be a “match” for another person’s body, which means that someone’s cord blood cannot be used by just anyone else. As you may expect, the stem cells are always a 100% match for the donor. In addition to the baby, there is a 100% chance of a partial match with either parent, and a 75% chance of a partial match with any siblings. Aunts, uncles and other relatives also share a chance of a possible match. This greatly increases the possible benefits found in cord blood banking, not only to the baby but also to a large section of the family.

Which is the best cord blood bank?

Motherhood Maternity has partnered with Cryo-Cell International to promote the benefits found in cord blood banking. Cryo-Cell International is the world’s first private cord blood bank and has been leading the industry forward ever since. It is one of the only cord blood banks to offer its clients two processing methods: (1) the industry standard used by many others in the banking industry and (2) a superior method that has been shown to lead to quicker recoveries in patients. In addition, Cryo-Cell has attained accreditations that no other cord blood bank has yet to attain, and offers products that surpass that of other cord blood banks.

How much does it cost to bank cord blood with Cryo-Cell?

While cost is a concern for some parents, Cryo-Cell has in-house financing plans that start at nearly $2.50 a day for a two-year term.

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