Monday, February 21, 2011

Cord Blood

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CryoCell International. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am just beginning to learn a little about stem cells, and the research is quite compelling for saving your baby's cord blood. Have any of you done it? I haven't with any of my children, but if any of the diseases that could be cured with stem cells were on our radar, I would probably consider this even more. According to, there are 75 of these diseases and they include cancers, leukemia, lymphoma and certain immune disorders. 

Cord blood seems uniquely able to do many things that bone marrow cannot--and it has a pretty high chance of being useful for siblings as well.

The cord blood is taken directly from the umbilical cord before the placenta is delivered. This is the only time that cord blood can be taken to be used for later incidents in your child's life.

If you are at all interested in banking your unborn baby's cord blood, I would recommend contacting for more information. If you 

 right now, they are offering a free "belly bag" (it looks like a belly--quite funny!). Cryo-Cell has been around since 1989, they are licensed and accredited, and they operate their own state-of-the-art processing, testing and cryopreservation operation. Their cord blood has been used in many life-saving transplants.

So anyway, if you are pregnant, this is definitely worth checking out.


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