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How many have decided to bank cord blood?


Asked by vamom2be at 1:10 PM on Apr. 1, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • We donated it. I would have liked to have kept it but its to expensive and the likelyhood of actually needing it is slim to none so why not let someone else who needs it get it.

    Answer by vickwu at 1:44 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • we opted not to.

    Answer by coala at 1:12 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • i wasnt never asked if i wanted to

    Answer by LuvsDanika at 1:14 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • Was never asked and couldn't afford to anyway.


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:21 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • We did it through our local blood bank. It's free. The blood is not reserved for you and you alone, but cord blood is not like other blood...the matching process is more precise and you still have a good chance of it being there for you. You also could possibly help someone else with it.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:33 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • never did with my first i just read the other day in a baby mag that you can donate it for free if you can't afford too keep it your self so i am going too ask my doctor this monday when i go about doing that i know a lot of kids who are very sick and there not being enough help out their for them so if my baby could help someone it would a blessing and in return i hope someone else who couldn't keep it would do the same just in case my little one was the one who needed that help

    Answer by greeniemommy at 1:55 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • far too expensive!

    Answer by MissKellee at 2:09 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • We banked our baby's cord blood.

    Private cord blood banking is a form of health insurance and security for both our baby and our family, so it's money well spent. It is expensive, but we made it affordable by setting up a gift registry at CBR to let our family and friends help defray the expense by contributing. And we saved another $250 with the gift code at

    If you think about the money you may be spending on your baby, for example for childcare which could be $500-$1000 per month, an investment like this, for something that could save a life, falls into perspective.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:07 PM on Apr. 2, 2009