This is a sponsored post on behalf of LifeBankUSA. All opinions are my own.
It seems that most new parents are familiar with cord blood banking these days. When I had my first daughter six years ago, I admit I didn’t know much about the process, but it seems to be more common with lots of information available for parents now. One thing you may not know is that while you’re planning to bank your cord blood, you may also want to consider placenta banking for your child’s future at the same time.
Planning for these life-saving activities might not be at the top of your To-Do List as expecting parents, but they should definitely be on that list.
Placenta blood can save lives just like the stem cells found in cord blood. Stem cells from the placenta can be used to treat diseases such as leukemia and even diseases of the immune system. Stem cell transplants work by replacing other cells in the body that have either been destroyed or stopped working properly. Adding placenta blood banking in addition to cord blood can make your collection of stem cells more powerful by potentially doubling the number, which research has shown can improve transplant success and survival.
It’s also important to note that this type of banking is not just for your child, but the stem cells can also be used, in some circumstances, for close relatives as well. It’s absolutely amazing the advances that I’ve seen in science in just my lifetime and I can’t imagine what our children will continue to see. It’s a great way to prepare for your child’s future and a fabulous resource to have on hand in days that might seem dark otherwise.
It’s also quite the telltale sign about a company when parents who have banked with LifeBankUSA say that they would again – in fact, 99% of them make that very statement!
When you’re considering a cord blood bank, it would be wise to consider one that can also offer placenta banking for these reasons. LifeBankUSA is one such cord blood bank that can offer parents both. It’s important to plan now for your baby’s future as you only have one chance to collect and store the stem cells in blood from the placenta and umbilical cord. If you’re looking for peace of mind for your child’s future, talk with you family and doctor about the process before your due date so you’ll be ready for the process. None of us want to ever face a situation with our children and their health, but things do happen and it’s so important to be prepared.
Did you bank your baby’s cord blood? Do you plan to bank placenta blood?