This post is sponsored by Cryo-Cell International, Inc.
Working with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, I have come to realize just how valuable cord blood, rich in valuable stems cells, can be. The stem cells found in umbilical cord blood are known to treat over 70 diseases, and have been used in over 8,000 transplants worldwide. They form the white cells that fight infection, the red cells that carry oxygen, the platelets that promote clotting and the cells of our immune systems. Stem cell treatments and transplants have already been used for such wide-ranging diseases and conditions as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia, sickle cell disease, severe anemia's and severe combined immunodeficiency.
With our first we did not know the importance of cord blood bank, and we agonized over whether to bank our 2nd's cord blood. Ultimately, we choose not to due to the expense but I still three years later sometimes worry if that was the correct choice. Hopefully, we will never need it, and that both our boys will remain the healthy strapping boys they are today. However, I have come to know far too many families who have been touched by diseases, such as blood cancer, where cord blood cells could and have saved lives
Once you've made the decision that you want to bank your child's cord blood, the choice of who to call about banking your child's cord blood is much easier. Cryo-Cell Cord Blood Bank is a leader and oldest stem cell banking organization. [Compare Cord Blood Banks] Since 1992, they've helped over 175,000 families worldwide preserve their newborn's umbilical cord blood for potential use against many diseases.
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Here is what a Cryo-Cell customer has to say:
"My children are the most precious gifts that I will ever have and I want to do everything I can to make sure they are well. While I was pregnant with my first child, I would see articles and ads about cord blood and it bothered me that it was so expensive but what if I one day needed this blood. The reality of having only one chance or it really went in the garbage kept me wondering if I would regret not investing. What if he had cancer or his dad or I were sick, would that blood have been the cure? Through research, I came across Cryo-Cell International, Inc., a company with the most reasonable rates and the assurance of two holding facilities.
When I was pregnant with my second child, we wondered if one bank was enough? Finances were tighter and should we spend the money? Then we realized that his brothers blood might not match for the new baby. The next day, stories were breaking about how Cord blood had saved or changed the lives of children, one cancer, one cerebral palsy. Then we discovered that a friend was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. He didn't bank his daughters blood and wished he had. Three years prior, I lost a friend to renal cancer when she was 29. We felt like it was our answer.
We are just beginning to see miracles that this blood can bring. We have two "life insurance policies", that is how we look at it. If anyone in the family gets ill, there is a chance that the blood could save our lives. If we don't use it, then it is there for our son's children."
Sincerely, mother of Parker and Davis
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