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Cordblood?

Have you ever saved your babies cord blood?
if not are you going to?
Does it cost money?

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Mason_david95

Asked by Mason_david95 at 10:05 PM on Jun. 15, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • No I havent and yes it cost money...typically lots of money.

    I personally would donate it to a public bank to be used immediately because most of the Cord Blood facilities do not check your collected blood to make sure it will be usable in the event you need it. Also most families will never need it and may pay THOUSANDS out over 18 years or more for something that may or may not ever be needed or usable if you do need it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • No. Babies need their cordblood at birth and should be allowed to stay attached to the placenta until it stops pulsing.

    The only reason to save cordblood is because someone in your family has an IMMEDIATE need for it. It is simply too expensive to bank it indefinately "just in case."
    GoodyBrook

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 10:15 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • I think it's a wonderful idea, but it's way too expensive.
    TARARENEE

    Answer by TARARENEE at 11:17 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

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