New parents have so much to think about, and so many things to worry about. It doesn’t matter if it is your first child or an addition to your family, you’re thinking about everything you can do for your newborn now and in the future. Choosing to bank your child’s cord blood with LifebankUSA can provide you with peace of mind and significant benefits for your baby and your family for many years to come. I truly wish this was something we did with our latest baby. You just never know when something will come up and you may need that precious cord blood.
Cord blood banking is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collect, process and preserve your baby’s stem cells for future medical use. Collecting your baby’s cord blood is a simple and safe procedure that happens immediately after the birth and usually takes the healthcare provider about 5 minutes to collect and package for shipment to our state-of-the-art facility located in New Jersey. There is no harm to the newborn baby no the mother. The only thing different is there would be no delayed cord clamping.
Cord blood is an important source of rich stem cells, and has been proven in treatments to help replace
and rebuild diseased blood cells. Today, cord blood stem cells are used in the treatment of more than
80 diseases,1 including various types of blood disorders and cancers such as leukemia.
There many options for parents when it comes to Cord blood banking. Parents can choose cord blood only, cord blood and tissue, or cord blood, tissue and placental blood. We have some great information about the difference in each of the options.
Here is a little more info on Placenta Blood Banking and Tissue Banking:
Parents will be happy to know about the Advanced Biobanking and from the moment your collection kit arrives at LifebankUSA, until the time it gets safely stored at a state-of-the-art facility, the technicians process your baby’s stem cells using the latest technology in a highly-controlled and sterile lab. During processing, stem cells are separated and collected from the plasma, and tests are conducted to determine cell count, cell viability and the number of CD34+ stem cells.
Once processing is complete, the lab specialists transfer your stem cells to a transplant cartridge for preservation, where they are cryopreserved in a vapor-phase liquid nitrogen storage tank at approximately -190°C. The temperature is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
LifebankUSA has released cord blood stem cell units for sibling transplants, resulting in 100% survival rates in treating both hemoglobinopathies and malignant diseases.7 The processing procedures are tested and validated, giving you confidence that your collection is well preserved and transplant-ready
Parents who feel they may not be able to afford Cord blood banking will be glad to know that LifebankUSA has a Gift Registry is the perfect way for your loved ones to give your family a once-in-alifetime gift. It also provides a convenient way to let friends and family know that you’ve decided to bank your baby’s stem cells.
LifebankUSA will mail you a complete LifebankUSA Gift Registry packet, including baby shower cards. These cards
will invite your friends and family to contribute to this unique and amazing opportunity.
To enroll with LifebankUSA Cord blood bank, and or request your Gift Registry packet, please call 1-877-LIFEBANKUSA.
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