In both of my pregnancies, I was innundated with information on cord blood banking. It came in my email. At my doctor’s office. In the pregnancy magazines. At the stores where we registered. It was everywhere. When I was pregnant with Ricky, we were so overwhelmed with everything else that was going on in our life that I couldn’t even think about making another decision. And then with Addison…well, we never really made it that far in the process.
But I have to tell you something: if I were still pregnant with my little girl – if things hadn’t gone the way that they did – I would be seriously looking into my options for cord blood banking right now.
So when LifeBankUSA, a cord blood banking company based in New Jersey, contacted me to help spread awareness (and share a Britax car seat giveaway below!) about how cord blood banking can be truly lifesaving, I immediately agreed.
Now I know that it’s something that’s hot in the pregnancy media. There’s a lot of hype – and even the celebrities are doing it and all that yada yada yada. But there are some real benefits to banking your baby’s cord blood…things like:
- The ability of stem cells to save lives via cord blood banking has proven successful for replacing abnormal or diseased cell, and treating life-threatening blood disorders like lymphoma and leukemia.
- Since 1988, over 80 diseases have been treated by stem cell transplants.
- Through cord blood banking, you can collect and preserve potentially livesaving stem cells. Saving these life saving cells could help to one day save the life of your child or a blood relative.
These are just a few of the reasons why cord blood banking is such a valuable (and underused) resource available to pregnant parents. Want to learn more? Check out LifeBankUSA’s website – they have tons of great resources.
LifeBank is so committed to safety and wellness that there’s actually one more thing they’re doing – besides just sharing information about cord and placenta blood banking. They’re giving away THREE Britax car seats through their Facebook page. For real! And you can enter here for a chance to win one of your own.
On a side note, I absolutely love the Britax brand. It was in my top three for car seats and strollers when I had Ricky. Their commitment to child safety and real functionality with their products has always stood out to this mama.
So now I want to know, if you’d be so kind as to share: did you use a cord blood banking service when you had your little ones? Why or why not?
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.
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