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Cord blood?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by WaylonJennings, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Anyone know much about this? I'm seeing ads for it popping up all over the place, just a few days after a friend told me about it. Apparently, they save some of your newborns umbilical cord blood, freeze it somewhere and keep it there if ever needed to ... not sure after that.

    Legit? Fraud? Anyone?
  2. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It's become a very popular cocktail mixer.
  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Thank God you'd never invite me to a party of yours.
  4. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    If you go with the right company it is very legit as umbilical cord stem cells are at the forefront of new treatments. Umbilical cord blood is also a perfect match for your child should your child develop a treatable disease 5 years, 10 years or more after he/she is born.
    We banked Baby E's blood with Viacord - http://www.viacord.com/
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Some day, it could grow Chef a new toe...
  6. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    I wish I would have known about this a year ago. I'd have done it. Even if it doesn't work. I'm a sucker for my daughter.
  7. I liked the book Capote wrote about this.
  8. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    The main way we found out was our OB asking us about it during the second trimester. There was also the ads from all the cord blood banking companies in the pregnancy and baby magazines we looked at while Mrs. E was pregnant.
  9. times38

    times38 Member

    We would've done it when my daughter was born a year and a half ago but it was just too expensive for us.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  11. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Cord preservation can be beneficial to one of the parents, too.
    Depending, of course, one blood type and if mom had to get a rhogam shot.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I thought for a minute this thread was about an Asian murderer.
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