Cord blood stem cell banking

Cord Blood Stem Cell Banking

Cord blood stem cell banking has been added to our baby shower gift-registry!

Yes, it’s true, expected parents world-wide are requesting this as their top baby gift. A cord blood registry can be found with the leading organizers in the cord banking industry. Here are a few you may have heard of:

  • Viacord
  • M.A.Z.E
  • Cord Blood Registry
  • Americord

  • Cryo-Cell

  • Cor Cell

If the idea of cord blood stem cell banking, seems a little foreign, or unusual, you’re not alone. The technology wasn’t really being used until the mid 1990’s. Medical science continuously researches new ways for this life-rich blood be used in the treatment of disease. It’s important to understand, this is not the controversially method of “embryo stem cell research”

The process it self is painless and there is no medical risk to mother or her
new born baby. Blood cord banking starts immediately at baby’s birth, the blood in the umbilical cord and placenta is immediately preserved through freezing and kept in a depository. In the event of serious illness, during the life of the child, the stem cells of the frozen blood will be made available for medical treatment.

The umbilical cord blood of a full term baby is abundant in the blood cells that are proven to rejuvenate the bone marrow, repair the immune system and fight numerous, life-threatening diseases. These are just a few conditions that are listed on the MAZE web site:

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Juvenile Serious Myelogenous Leukemia (JCML)
Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML)Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Sometimes Called Pre-Leukemia
Inherited Red Cell (Erythrocyte) Abnormalities
Other Conditions Of Program Cell Proliferation
Passed down Platelet Abnormalities
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Passed down Immune ConditionsSerious Mixed Immunodeficiency (SCID)
Passed down Immune Program Conditions – Neutropenias Passed down

What makes this gift so important to new parents and babies

The potential medical and life saving benefits of, private stem cell banking is what has so many new parents signing up for this gift. The other reason is the price, it starts out at around $2,000.Thus, the reason the gift registry was created. Loved ones wishing to give a baby shower gift, can simply go online and make a donation.

Based on their genetics or family history, an expected baby may already have a greater health risk over other newborn babies. This could be the best reason of all, to have friends and family collaborate- on a generous group gift.

If you would like a better understanding and a more thorough depiction of umbilical cord blood or umbilical cord tissue, the listed sites in the opening paragraph are a great source of information.

Of course, if you still would rather just buy a new baby toy, mom and dad to-be, will probably understand!

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