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Cord Blood Saving?

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  • 1newbaby 05-16-07 | 07:03 PM
  • What does everyone think about Cord Blood Banking? I was talking to a friend and they asked me what I thought about this. I went to the
     
    and found the following information. Cord Blood is collected after a baby is safely delivered and it contains a rich source of stem cells. These cells can be used for life-saving and regenerative applications for stem cells and new applications for stems cells are being discovered everyday. What do you think ethically or as a parent/parent to be? Have any of you had or known of anybody that have done this? If so how did it work?
  • skyqueen skyqueen's Avatar 05-16-07 | 08:34 PM
  • I think this should be left to the debate board...

    But my opinion on the subject matter is that it's a major waste of money. Its like an insurance policy where the odds are very very good you'll never need to use it.

    I wouldn't mind donating to research or something like that, but I would NOT spend the money to have it cryogenically saved for potential personal uses some time in the far future.
     
  • rudolphia rudolphia's Avatar 05-16-07 | 09:16 PM
  • I agree, and I find it irresponsible that companies use guilt and scare tactics to sell banking services. We donated my son's cord blood.
  • DanieH DanieH's Avatar 05-17-07 | 08:57 AM
  • I didnt do it w/ my first and dont plan on doing it this time around either.

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