I had never heard of DONATING my cord blood before, and was intrigued to learn a little more about whole process.
Pretty much all I knew about cord blood in the past was that it was super duper expensive to have stored.
I called Husband on the way home and we talked a bit about the idea but both agreed that we needed to do a little more research on the subject.
So imagine my surprise when I got home from the Doctor and I had an email from LifebackUSA in my inbox... asking me to tell all of you a little bit more about cord blood.
Total weird coincidence... I think the Universe is telling me something.
And because you're here reading, maybe it's trying to tell you something too???
Allow me to introduce you to LifebankUSA...
...The only company that offers cord blood, placenta blood and tissue banking -- and the first to release placenta-derived stem cells for a successful transplant. LifebankUSA also operates a robust donation program and collects cells from anywhere in the US for use primarily in advancing medical research.
That means LifeBankUSA could potentially take our baby's cord blood donation, if we decide that donation is the way to go for us.
To hear from LifeBankUSA the same day that my Doctor suggested I research Cord Blood Donation??
Not that we could afford to bank our child's cord blood, but if we could, it's comforting to know that collecting cord blood is not invasive and could potentially one day save your child (or other blood relative's!!!) life!!!
And that is why rich people do it... for sure.
You can bank even more stem cells by collecting them from 2 usable sources of stem cell-rich blood: the umbilical cord and the placenta. This service is called Placental and Cord Blood Banking, and it's available only from LifebankUSA.
The ability of stem cells to save lives via cord blood banking has proven successful for replacing abnormal or diseased cells, and treating life-threatening blood disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. In fact, since 1988 stem cell transplants have been used to treat some 80 diseases.
EIGHTY DISEASES!?? I know. This is big stuff we are talking about right now...
Clearly we are dealing with cord blood banking pioneers here.
Oh and... they're generous too.
First they help save people's lives, and then they offer a nice contest to go with it... not bad people to know, huh??
Plus? There will be TWO WINNERS.
LifebankUSA wants to give parents the chance to win one of the hottest baby items, the 4Moms mamaRoo.
With the LifebankUSA mamaRoo Facebook contest (9/11 - 10/31/2013), TWO 4Moms mamaRoos (valued at $260 each) will be given away in a random drawing from entrants in this Facebook contest.
The mamaRoo bounces up and down and sways from side to side, just like parents do when comforting their babies. It plays soothing nature sounds and has the option of plugging in your own MP3 player.
Click here for your chance to win the baby item that is on EVERY expectant Mom’s registry (even mine!)!
The Fine Print: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering the contest, you understand that you are providing your information to LifebankUSA and not to Facebook.
More Fine Print: This is a Sponsored post and though I don't do them often, when I do, I make sure that they are based on something that I think might interest my readers... or is currently relative to my own life. Don't worry... I am not on the fast path to becoming an infomercial Queen... and I'm not a sell out. As always, I claim to be an expert of nothing and I encourage you to do your own research before taking my ridiculous word on anything.