Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Is anyone banking cord blood?
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?
Cancel
11 Answers
Page 1 of 1
333535 tn?1227022209
I am actually considering it. I didn't with the others and it seem like such an awesome thing. What about you?

Sheri 32 wks
Comment
Cancel
333535 tn?1227022209
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
202380 tn?1267910566
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?
nylena,34w1d
Comment
Cancel
202380 tn?1267910566
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
290648 tn?1211595446
I'm not banking it for myself, but some hospitals let you donate it... so if mine does, I will.
Comment
Cancel
290648 tn?1211595446
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
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.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
384150 tn?1399908416
We banked our daughters when she was born 3 years ago.
It cost $2000, but it's worth it even if the odds are that we will never use it.
Comment
Cancel
384150 tn?1399908416
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
317019 tn?1327343013
i did it with my son and ill do it again with this one too


it didnt cost me anything to bank my sons blood so we'll see how much this costs this time
Comment
Cancel
317019 tn?1327343013
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I was thinking I'll do it, seems like one of those what-if scenarios. Like leukemia--it works for that already!

So who draws the blood? Is it your doc? I'm using a midwife and I heard it's a tricky thing to draw cord blood and it takes some expertise. Do the hospitals have someone on staff just for that?

So it seems like CBR and ViaCord are the big banks--anyone else choose  a different bank or have a specific reason for choosing one over the other?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
178590 tn?1294180367
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.
Comment
Cancel
178590 tn?1294180367
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
304653 tn?1217004902
I thought the hospitals did this automaticly, as far as donations wise. thanks for the link... ill read up on it.
Comment
Cancel
304653 tn?1217004902
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar f tn
Blank
sgulia1987
Avatar f tn
Blank
Rosieray27
14346590 tn?1451858157
Blank
jasmine1670
Avatar f tn
Blank
maw4389
7552771 tn?1399774290
Blank
ericatoday
victorville, CA
8489354 tn?1405631362
Blank
Kjens12
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
296076 tn?1371338074
Blank
melimeli, krichar, and veronica0808 commented on veronica0808's status
1 hr ago
2066718 tn?1431147169
Blank
TTC2006 commented on photo
3 hrs ago
982214 tn?1449518366
Blank
krichar Baby girl is 7 months now..... Comment
5 hrs ago
Pregnancy: Age 35+ Community Resources
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar f tn
Blank
sgulia1987
Avatar f tn
Blank
Rosieray27
14346590 tn?1451858157
Blank
jasmine1670
Avatar f tn
Blank
maw4389
7552771 tn?1399774290
Blank
ericatoday
victorville, CA
8489354 tn?1405631362
Blank
Kjens12