There can be some confusion surrounding cord blood banking. We explain the truth behind some common misconceptions about cord blood banking here.
Cord Blood Banking
Health insurance, taxes, and cord blood banking: can you count on financial breaks to help you store the stem cells from your child’s umbilical cord?
The most common uses of cord blood are to treat conditions like leukemia, anemias, and sickle cell disease—but even more applications are in clinical trials.
Want to understand how cord blood is collected? It begins with a plan and ends with peace of mind as you start life with your brand-new baby.
While the mother-to-be gets all the attention, Dad needs to get up to speed behind the scenes. These are just a few things to know for expectant fathers.
Before collecting your baby’s umbilical stem cells, your doctor takes a sample of your blood. Learn about what the maternal blood draw is and when to do it.
If you’ll be banking your baby’s cord blood, learn how stem cells are harvested using Sepax 2 technology. This first automated process is the gold standard.
Why do parents cryogenically store their kids’ umbilical cord blood? Here’s what to know about stem cell treatments and how they can affect your family.
Once you’ve announced that there’s a baby on the way, it can feel like a lot of people get involved. Your doctor has advice, the grandparents-to-be have strong opinions, and random acquaintances will show you their stretch marks. Shut out all the noise when you need to, and check in periodically with your own thoughts and feelings. These are some… Read More »Important Things To Consider When You’re Pregnant
It makes sense to use the word “bank” when we’re talking about storing umbilical cord blood. It’s an investment in your child’s future health, and it’s tough to think of anything more valuable than that. But are we talking about Harry Potter’s Gringott’s, some sort of drive-thru branch, or space-age cyber storage? None of the above—but understanding how cord blood… Read More »Understanding How Cord Blood Banking Works