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Thoughts on saving the Cord Blood
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Starla_94 posted:

Also posted on PAL

YOu hear s omuch about that these days.. it was REALLY new when Andrew was born 7 years ago and we didn't do it, for the mere fact of the cost.. $1000's of dollars up front and several hundred to store and maintain..

I don't know if the costs of changed any but i just go back and forth.. I heard some places will take donations, but then there is the fear of my baby's cord blood being used for something bad and not good.. Call me werid but i don't want to find out there is a clone of my baby running around somewhere.. LOLOL

So anyway.. curious on your thoughts.. if any of you have done this? why you did or didn't choose to save the cord blood? How do you choose which place to go with? the process after the babies born..

You see stories about it saving a siblings life but then they also say useing the same blood cause it could contain the same genetic defects and might not be helpful and still have to get the cord blood from a donation bank.

I have a friend that banked their babies blood but they spend so much to keep it stored and yet barely have money to put food on the table.. but she has two kids from a previous marriage she hopes it would be helpful for them someday..

Thanks in advance
Christina - 1 D/S Oct-2003, M/C April 2010,M/C June 2010 ~oOo~ currently TTC ~oOo~ BFP 8/15/2010 Come on Sticky Baby!!! ~oOo~ http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/bd667
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Cat006 responded:
i would love to donate my cord blood, unfortunatly we move around alot and where we are now is very rural... and frankly stuck in the 50's for the most part..... and when i brought it up the doctor and hospital looked at me like "what would u want to save yer blood fer?". the closest pickup site for a donation bank is about 6 hours, SO i dont think we are going to be participating unfortunatly. I could go through a pay bank, but who has that kind of money these days? we certainly dont (hence moving around a lot b/c of hubbys job). if i was going to save it for my own family, i would think of it as incurance, but personally i would rather donate thoase cells to science. Stem cell research has come a long way, and the use of actual aborted fetus's is no longer nessisary, cord blood is a very acceptable and humane way for scientists to get thoase, and using thoase they have been making some truely amazing breakthroughs in health care for everyone. heres a good website to get you started: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2004122,00.html

i wish i had known about this sooner! :) good luck.
 
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Starla_94 replied to Cat006's response:
I just found out my hospital has a Donation bank that is actually local through MD Anderson center here in houston :) i'm still debating private vs donation

They are in need of interacial donations so I'm probably key donation being i'm white and my hubby is hispanic..
Christina - 1 D/S Oct-2003, M/C April 2010,M/C June 2010 ~oOo~ currently TTC ~oOo~ BFP 8/15/2010 Come on Sticky Baby!!! ~oOo~ http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/bd667


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