Why Should I Save My Baby’s Cord Blood?

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Stem cells can also be transferred from one person to another through bone marrow transplants, but cord blood transplants hold several advantages over this method. Bone marrow transplants require the donor and the recipient to be a perfect, or almost perfect HLA genetic match. This can make locating a sample quite difficult. There is a national registry in place, but there is no guarantee that a match will be found. It can also be extremely difficult to find a match if your ethnic group is underrepresented in national registries. Sometimes members of the same family are a genetic match, but again, this is not guaranteed. Bone marrow transplants can also be a risky and painful procedure for both the donor and the recipient.

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Umbilical cord blood stem cells are looked at favorably by transplant specialists because they can eliminate many of the problems associated with bone marrow transplants. For instance, a child's umbilical cord blood stem cells are guaranteed to be a perfect genetic match. Also, HLA type genetic matching requirements of cord blood stem cells are not as demanding as bone marrow's, which means it is more likely to find a match between family members. And after transplant, the chances of rejection are less with umbilical cord blood stem cells than they are with the stem cells from bone marrow.

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  1. Jessica says:

    I wish I had the money to do this…

  2. Lynna says:

    wow, i have nvr heard of this untill now, how interesting? now i am just curious if it costs anything? anyone know on here?

  3. amelia says:

    i have heard very good things about doing this.. it kind of makes me wish i had done it

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  9. Tina says:

    hmm this is interesting

  10. I have been trying to convince my boyfriend that we need this. His family is full of genetic diseases. When I explained stem cells to him, he was so mad that he can’t get them. I think all that I had to do was explain how they work.

  11. The one I have looked at is a little over $2,000. But they have a 48 month payment plan. I think it’s called Stemcyte.com.

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  14. Belkys says:

    Hello dos anyone knows how much it cost ??

  15. SallyAvery says:

    I am wanting to do this for my little one. Hopefully, my husband and i will have the money to do that when its time to.

  16. Footefamily says:

    I didn’t do this with my first two children. But I am thinking about doing it this time around

  17. Linds says:

    I didn’t do this with my first child..I am thinking about it this time arond

  18. Janice says:

    I am glad that I read this article, because It is n0t as creepy as I thought it would be. If this is a cure for many health problems, then I am for it, especially if my family could also benefit.

  19. Isn’t is expensive?

  20. Ada says:

    Never heard of this. I wish I really understand it. I may have to research some more.

  21. JamJam says:

    i want to get my placenta encapsulated

  22. JamJam says:

    that is very true. i was just talking to my friend about this today. all of the good nutrients havnt finished being given to your baby until he pulsing stops

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    Since you are pregnant, you’re probably reading all that you can about saving your baby’s cord tissue. Cord blood banking has been happening around the world since the mid-1990s in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and in South and Central America. The most cord blood banks are in the United States. It is estimated that 25,000 Americans need life-saving stem cell transplants each year. If you have saved your baby’s cord blood, your family will have access to the stem cells if there is a medical problem that can be helped by these cells. Some ways that stem cells can be used are the following:…
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