I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Cord Blood Registry. I received promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Four years ago I gave birth to my third daughter in three years. When I was pregnant with my first I was told about the Cord Blood Registry and the benefits of cord blood banking. I wanted to do it with my first two pregnancies but never got my act together to actually do it. I actually was upset with myself for not doing it with my first two kids. So when my third baby, a surprise, came along, I saw it as a chance that I am so glad I took. And now, 4 years later, I pay less than $150 a year to keep her umbilical blood stored that, if it ever came to it, could help save the lived of ALL of my children and me.
I banked with Cord Blood Registry because, at the time, they had the best research and data on their successes of cases that needed to use the blood. And if I was going to do it, I wanted to be sure that I was not going to need it one day and it not be there.
The process was a lot easier than I anticipated. I simply filled out the information, Cord Blood Registry sent me my kit for my doctor and when Megan was born, their extracted the tubes of valuable umbilical cord blood they needed and sent it back to Cord Blood Registry. I got notice a few days after Megs was born that all was well and I had that valuable resource should I need it. I remember kissing my new baby girl’s head and whispering, “You may save someone’s life some day.’ It still brings tears to my eyes when I think of it!
The original cost to do this is not insane at all (I think I paid less than $2000) and the annual storage fees are about $150. CBR let me make payments as well so I could fit into my budget at the time. I figure I spend that much on frivolous things all year. This amount actually goes to peace of mind knowing that, IF the unthinkable happens and we need it, it is there.
CBR is the first and only family newborn stem cell bank to help establish FDA-regulated clinical trials using cord blood stem cells in regenerative medicine. The company is an exclusive partner for several groundbreaking clinical trials investigating serious medical conditions, including:
• Autism: Sutter Neuroscience Institute
• Cerebral palsy: Georgia Regents University
• Pediatric stroke: Florida Hospital for Children
• Traumatic brain injury: University of Texas Health Science Center
CBR is the leader and innovator of transfer and storage with an average transfer taking less than 19 hours overall. And that time gets shorter every year. CBR created the world’s only collection device designed specifically for cord blood stem cells. CBR has the highest average published cell recovery rate in the industry – 99% – allowing it to capture 20% more of the most important cells than other common processing methods. After two decades, 500,000 cord blood and tissue stem cell units stored, 17 product upgrades and five exclusive clinical trials, CBR is the leader in newborn stem cell collection, transport, extraction, and preservation. It has helped more than 250 families use their cord blood stem cells for established and experimental medical treatments, more than any other family cord blood bank.
I trust them with my families hammer for the ‘Break The Glass’ emergency should it happen and I highly recommend this peace of mind to any pregnant mom or one considering conceiving.