i'm on my third pregnancy and JUST NOW learned that donating cord blood is an option. i had to learn this on my own. i really wish my doctor would have informed me that i had this option and i wanted to spread the word to anyone who might not have known (just like me). unlike storing it for your personal use (which costs thousands of dollars), donating cord blood is free. it contains stem cells that could potentially save lives from countless diseases & cancers. so instead of them disposing your valuable cord blood with other useless biological waste, please consider donating your cord blood.
i'm asking this as a mother who can't afford to store our own cord blood. i'm happy to say i will be donating. it might not help my kids, but it could help someone else. if we all band together and we all donate, we can make a HUGE difference. thanks!
Asked by Anonymous at 3:30 PM on Dec. 2, 2009 in Pregnancy
Answer by ameliasmama1 at 4:52 PM on Dec. 2, 2009
Answer by missanc at 3:38 PM on Dec. 2, 2009
No, we delayed cord clamping for 2 hours after our son was born and will do the same with any future babies. I would at least wait until the cord stops pulsing so your baby gets all his blood back.
Check out this article: http://www.bellybelly.com.au/articles/birth/cord-clamping-delaying-cord-clamping
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 3:39 PM on Dec. 2, 2009
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