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Give Your Baby A Healthy Future

This post is sponsored by LifebankUSA. All opinions expressed herein are my own and may not reflect the views of the sponsor.

Did you know that many mothers carry their babies for 10 months instead of just nine? In fact, the typical and recommended number weeks that a mother should carry her fetus is about 40 weeks which equals a whopping total of 10 months. As with anything, this may not always be the case and some mothers, who may be pregnant for less or more weeks than the recommended total. Regardless of the length of time us mothers carry our babies in our uterus, one fact that unites us is that we all share the desire to give our babies a healthy future. A Cord Blood bank could provide your child with a health advantage.

We all want our children to have a healthy future

We want our children to be born with the best health so they can have a bright future. One reason why I started my blog Cleverly Changing was to raise awareness about genetic disorders after my daughter was born with a Sickle Cell Disorder, which causes her read blood cells to be misshapen and stick together blocking her blood and oxygen flow. Like many parents who have children who were born with a chronic health condition, I would give anything to make my daughter 100% healthy and pain free. Although a universal cure does not currently exist to cure her, there are some medical treatments that  could help lessen the effects of her disorder. Consequently, I commit myself daily to teaching my daughter how to effectively take care of herself and know where to seek help when she needs it.

Just like I teach my daughter about healthy living to give her a significant advantage in her future, placenta banking can be the health advantage that can change a family’s future. If I had an opportunity to go back in time and save my other daughter’s placenta blood I would, because her placenta blood could be a cure for her twin sister. Unfortunately you only get one shot in life to take advantage of placenta banking, and you may not know you’ll need it until it’s too late to save it.

According to LifebankUSA’s website the Benefits of Banking Placenta Blood are:

“Adding placenta blood banking can make your cord blood collection even more powerful by potentially doubling the number of stem cells that are collected and preserved.1 Here are three reasons why having more stem cells matters:

  1. Research studies have shown that transplanting more stem cells can improve transplant success and survival. 2, 3, 4
  2. Preserving more stem cells means they may be used to treat more than one health condition that may affect your child or other close family member in the future.
  3. Placenta blood increases other types of stem cells that have shown promise in regenerative medicine, an area of groundbreaking clinical research that involves the use of stem cells to repair or regrow damaged tissues and organs.5″

This post is sponsored by LifebankUSA. All opinions expressed herein are my own and may not reflect the views of the sponsor.

Secondary Resources :

  1. Moise K Jr. Umbilical cord stem cells. Obstet Gynecol. 2005;106(6):1393-1407.
  2. Data on file A, LifebankUSA; 2010.
  3. Gluckman E, Rocha V. Donor selection for unrelated cord blood transplants. Curr Opin Immunol. 2006;18(5):565-570.
  4.  Schoemans H, Theunissen K, Maertens J, Boogaerts M, Verfaillie C, Wagner J. Adult umbilical cord blood transplantation: a comprehensive review. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2006:38(2):83-93.
  5.  Harris DT, Badowski M, Ahmad N, et al. The potential of cord blood stem cells for use in regenerative medicine. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2007;7(9):1311-1322.

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“Through cord blood banking, you can collect and preserve potentially lifesaving stem cells, and doing so could one day save the life of your child or a blood relative. You can bank even more stem cells by collecting them from 2 transplant-ready sources of stem cell-rich blood: the umbilical cord and the placenta. This service is called Placental and Cord Blood Banking, and it’s available only from LifebankUSA. Whether you choose Placental and Cord Blood Banking or Cord Blood Banking alone, there are many important reasons to choose LifebankUSA.”

 

Reader question: Did you or someone you know bank their babies cord blood? If so, are they satisfied with their decision to do so?

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