When I was pregnant, something I knew about, but honestly didn’t really research into enough was cord blood banking through a company like Insception Lifebank. I think from the moment you find out you’re pregnant, you’re wired to worry about your baby. That worry doesn’t ever really go away, and I think one of the things parents worry the most about is the health of their baby. One of the deterrents for me was the cost of the process, but I hope to inform you of this process more and please keep reading for a way to save.
What is cord blood banking?
Cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord after the baby is born and it is rich in stem cells. What was once thrown away, is now a source of potentially life-saving stem cells, as discovered by medical research. The cord blood needs to be stored properly – it is cryogenically stored and needs to be banked using a cord blood program such as Insception Lifebank. Luckily for you and your baby, the process of collecting the cord blood and it’s stem cells is painless and doesn’t pose any health risks to you or your baby, nor does it interfere with the birthing process – it is collected after birth.
Stem cells are the way of the future in the medical world. They have been used to test potential new treatments for many diseases and disorders, in fact they have helped improve over 75 conditions in the world. There have been over 21 000 cord blood transplants using samples from cord blood banking programs! My uncle had stem cells transplanted for his multiple myeloma (blood/bone cancer) and had cord blood banking been available when he was born, he could have used his own. Cord blood storage is still a fairly new process, many families from all walks of life are choosing to bank their baby’s cord blood in hopes of assuring they can make the healthiest choice for their child.
The benefits of cord blood banking are particularly important for families of mixed ethnicities. Certain conditions that can be passed along would be of great benefit from cord blood storage, you should talk to your doctor about your family’s history and you may likely be encouraged to think about the amazing benefits that cord blood can offer. Cord blood & stem cells can be a suitable transplant for people of all genetics, unlike bone marrow transplants.
How do I get my baby’s cord blood banked?
The process can be expensive, but Insception Lifebank is here to help and offers $100 coupons for it’s cord blood registration service. All that is required to register for a coupon is your name and your baby’s due date. You will get a coupon personalized for you with an expiration date for 10 days after the scheduled birth – so use it sooner than later! To be eligible for this coupon, you have to complete an Insception Lifebank registration and plan to use the cord blood banking program. These coupons are eligible for Canadian families only.
This is something that I truly wish was around when I was pregnant with Braden and that I had thought about it some more. I truly hope that this blog post informs you of the option to bank your baby’s cord bood!
Please visit www.insception.com for more information about cord blood and the cord blood banking & storage process.