I'm sure we've all read about the benefits of saving your baby's cord blood stem cells and how help protect your family's health. I ordered the info packets and they claim they can now treat 70 diseases and the number of treatable conditions will undoubtedly increase each year. Anyone have any thoughts on cost vs. benefits or compelling stories?
We are going to do it,we basically trust our dr 's opinion who says it's propably worth it,you never know...I really don't think they can treat so many diseases right now but still..I'm in Europe,and the cost will be like 1650euros,do you know how much it'll be for you?When are you due?
With my first, the hospital asked if they could have the cord blood because they said my blood type is more rare than others, which I wasn't aware. Because of that reason, with our second, we decided bank the cord blood. Not sure yet if we will with this baby too. I believe there is a discounted fee for additional bankings, but I haven't checked into it yet. I'll add it to my long list of things to do before May.
I asked my DR about it and he said that not many people around here do it cause it's so expensive.....he said it doesn't cost anything to donate it but the need for donated blood isnt' that high anymore......he said it was up to us but he doesn't have many that do it.
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