This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of CryoCell International. All opinions are 100% mine.
Are you already a parent? What did you do with your baby’s umbilical cord? If you’re an expectant parent, what do you intend to do with your newborn’s cord?
Usually, hospitals just discard the newborn’s cord blood. Some parents donate the blood for research or use by an unrelated third party while others keep a part of the umbilical cord because of superstitious beliefs. But do you know that you can collect and preserve the cells for the potential future medical benefit of the family?
In recent years, stem cell treatments and transplants have been used to treat wide-ranging diseases and conditions as cancer and leukemia, sickle cell disease, various forms of anemia and severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID’s). Normally, stem cells are taken from the bone marrow whenever it’s needed for a treatment or transplant but it has been difficult to obtain a matched stem cell due to the strict matching requirements. What if your baby will need to undergo such treatment someday but don’t have a matched stem cell?
Now here’s an alternative you might consider: bank your baby’s cord blood. Yes, your newborn’s cord blood may just be the miracle that he’ll need in the future because they are rich in stem cells too. Unlike in bone marrows where it might be hard to find a match, cells taken from a newborn are a guaranteed match the baby for his or her lifetime. It’s non-invasive and painless too, unlike bone marrow extraction.
Where can you bank your newborn’s cord blood? There are a lot companies offering those but let me present to you information posted at Cyro-Cell’s website which they claim is accurate as of April 2010.
According to Cryo-Cell, they charge relatively lesser than their competitors; lead the industry by being FDA registered, cGMP-/cGTP2-compliant, AABB accredited and ISO 9001:2008 certified; and the only one offering an innovative stem cell solutions (Celle) and the protect baby, protect mom exclusive combination service (U-Cord Celle). They also offer money back for college, $50,000 guarantee, $10,000 cyro-cell cares payment program and client for life program.