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Did you bank your child's cord?

I'm really curious about this. For us, we thought it was too expensive but like all new parents, we did consider it. Now I just think...well....it's not for us.

 
jeanclaudia

Asked by jeanclaudia at 3:57 PM on Jan. 15, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • No but I did ask my mother is she wanted us to. She has Parkinson's and there was/is some research being done with stem cells for that condition. She said she did not want us to privately bank it for her but we did donate to a public bank.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:19 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Nope, too expensive!
    gumby11883

    Answer by gumby11883 at 4:10 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Not an option when my children were born.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:12 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • But Mommie, yes....I know someone who had stem cells in Shanghai for Parkinsons
    jeanclaudia

    Comment by jeanclaudia (original poster) at 7:35 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • If you don't let the cord blood circulate back into the baby from the placenta, you may potentially lose 40% or more of the blood to the "harvest" of cord blood. I can't see as I'd want to deprive my newborn of 40% of her/his blood unless there were a VERY good and IMMEDIATE need for its use... Good luck in your decisions!
    GoodyBrook

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 11:00 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • No it was very expensive. I really really wish we had been able to
    4xsthetrouble

    Answer by 4xsthetrouble at 11:50 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

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