Knowing what I know now about the benefits of cord blood banking, I wished I would have done it!Did you know that cord blood stem cells have been used for 30 years in the treatment of over 80 serious diseases, such as certain blood cancers, immune and metabolic disorders, and hematologic conditions. Research is underway for the use of cord blood in conditions that have no cure today, like autism, hearing loss, and cerebral palsy. Also, preserving your newborn’s stem cells may give your child or an immediate family member, depending on the condition and other factors, the opportunity to use this resource for current cord blood therapies. In the future, there may be other potential applications, like regenerative medicine.*
Cord Blood Registry (CBR) is a stem cell preservation company that believes every family should have the opportunity to preserve their newborn’s stem cells. That’s why they offer affordable payment options to fit almost every family budget and also offer a Gift Registry, where friends and family can contribute towards the cost of banking. They also have the Newborn Possibilities Program® which assists families with a qualifying medical need by covering all costs for preserving their child’s newborn stem cells and storing them for 5 years.
When you choose to preserve your newborn’s stem cells with CBR, families not only have access to their child’s sample for potential future use, but they also have access to a dedicated team of genetic counselors who can answer questions about stem cell preservation in the context of your unique family history. CBR also invests in the future of stem cell science with their Family Health Registry, which aims to better understand the conditions most common to CBR families and helps connect them to relevant research. Extra perks are their social community and their blog with helpful posts on everything from pregnancy nutrition, to a hospital go-bag list, to parenting tips.
How to Get Set up with CBR:
There are 5 simple steps:
Enroll with CBR online at cordblood.com/enroll or call 1-888-240-1996
CBR ships you a collection kit
Bring your kit to the hospital on your big day
Call the medical courier after your baby is born and the cord blood has been collected by your healthcare professional
Relax. CBR handles the rest and will notify you when the kit has been received.
To learn more about CBR, click HERE. Once you fill out your info you will receive a code for $200 OFF initial fees. I sure wish I had known more about CBR when I had my babies. I have heard so many good things! I love that they provide so much education, and the tools and support you need to make the most informed decisions about cord blood banking.