CBR – Cord Blood Registry

Cord Blood

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for CBR (Cord Blood Registry).”

Guest Dad Blogger:  Scott

Did you know that Cord Blood Stem Cells have been used for treatment for more than 80 conditions? I never knew this.

Here’s another interesting fact:

“Newborn stem cells can trigger natural repair processes in the body by reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow to injured or diseased areas. They can also stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and other tissues.”

It just goes to show you how important it is to choose a Cord Blood Registry. More treatments are being evaluated by FDA-regulated clinical trials to help with common health issues including autism. Yet, 90% of blood cord is discarded and goes to medical waste.

With the capacity to create diverse cells for our own immune system, tissue, blood and organs; stem cells are often called the body’s “master cells”.  If your family decides to make the decision to bank your child’s cord blood, you need to do this before the due date. Obtaining the blood cord cells is very simple and painless. After the umbilical cord is clamped and cut, the blood cells are then transferred to a “collection bag”. You have options with banking cord blood cells, you can private bank or donate to a public bank.

During February CBR is having a promotion of $200.00 off of banking services.  Log onto  cordbankingbasics.com for more information.

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18 comments

  1. Raijean says:

    I’ve been hearing a lot about these banks. I’m going to do some more research.

  2. Colleen says:

    I wish it could be more affordable it was rather expensive when my kids were babies.

  3. Donna says:

    I wish I had known about this when I had my son.

  4. Shell Feis says:

    We considered doing this with our kids but it was a bit too costly. I hope the cost comes down so it can be more accessible.

  5. I sort of wanted to, but couldn’t afford it.

  6. Mickey says:

    We wanted to, but couldn’t afford it. It would be nice if some could have been stored for us, in exchange for the rest being donated.

  7. I really wanted to bank our cord blood but it was just so expensive. :(

  8. I am researching this and praying we can afford it.

  9. Marcie W. says:

    I have a lot of friends who decided to bank cord blood. This wasn’t financially in the cards for us when we first had children, but I would consider doing something like this now.

  10. Wow never heard of this, sounds really interesting.

  11. I wanted to do this but it was so expensive, even with the discount, and it is helpful for a handful of disease states…we just couldn’t afford it. Hopefully one day it will be more affordable since it’s such a great thing to do.

  12. Angela says:

    The Cord Blood Registry could be such a life saver. Wish it was more affordable for more people to register.

  13. Because of our Bible based belief that blood is sacred my family does not accept blood as treatment in any circumstance. I’d have to do more research on the use of the cord blood stem cells, or treatments made from them, as to whether this would violate our stand or not. Non-blood based expanders and blood cleaning during surgical treatment are acceptable to me as is the use of blood fractions as long as they do not contain red cells, white cells, platelets or plasma.

  14. Hopefully the price will come down after a while. It’s a great idea, just not budget friendly.

  15. Tammy says:

    This wasn’t something that was even on our radar when I was pregnant with our daughter 18 years ago. I’m not sure on what kind of decision we would have made at the time on whether to bank it or not if we had known about the cbr.

  16. HilLesha says:

    I have heard a lot about this, but it’s crazy expensive. :(

  17. Kathleen B says:

    This wasn’t really popular when my boys were born. I regret not knowing more about it now.

  18. We did this with our last child and it’s nice to know we have something to fall back on, just in case.

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