April 18, 2014

Being pregnant with your first child is one of the most exciting experiences of your life. You’re probably already making arrangements and preparing for the arrival of your new baby. With everything going on in your mind, you may or may not have looked into or even considered cord blood banking with CariCord or a cord blood registry and repository. You may not think the decision to store your child’s stem cells from the umbilical cord blood is important, or even something you need to think about right now, but it could be crucial when it comes to protecting your child’s future, in the long run.

As stem cell research continues to advance, cord blood banking is becoming more and more popular. You may have heard of Cord Blood Registry, but CariCord processes our cord blood in a laboratory that is approved to manufacture cord blood as a pharmaceutical drug (for the public bank at the University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank0, one of only 5 such facilities in the entire world, which quickly puts us at the top of the list if you’re looking for quality you can trust, in a family cord blood bank.

The reason cord blood banking is such an important decision is because it is a decision you only have the opportunity to make once (unless, of course, you have more kids in the future). Once your baby has been delivered and is in your arms, the opportunity to collect and store the stem cells found in the cord blood is past, never to return again. That is why it is important for expecting parents to do their homework on stem cell research and cord blood banking, get all of their questions answered, figure out the pricing, and make a decision that could potentially save their child’s life down the road, or perhaps the life of a close family member or other loved one with a HLA matching blood type.

For parents who are interested in finding out more about CariCord, it is important that they obtain all of the information they need and make a decision, well before they go to deliver their baby. Remember, if you don’t make the decision to store your child’s cells in a private cord blood bank or donate them to a public cord blood bank, they will be discarded as medical waste. This decision is truly an important one that could potentially change the direction of your child’s life at some point down the road. Contact us today for more information.

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