With my first and second child I had never heard about cord blood banking. I’m not sure if it didn’t exist back then or just wasn’t as common. With my third child, I liked the idea of having a reserve of cord blood just in case something happened but it wasn’t in my budget so I didn’t research it very far.
Why Cord Blood Banking?
Umbilical cord blood contains stem cells which could potentially be used to treat a long list of illnesses. Some include Leukemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Spinal Cord Injury and more. By banking the cord blood, your child has access to these stem cells for the rest of their lifetime. There is no risk of rejection with your own stem cells. Plus studies show a stem cell from a relative has less risk of rejection than a stranger’s, so the stem cells could be used to treat family members too. You can also donate your child’s stem cells to be used in medical research.
Easing the Cost of Cord Blood Banking
To keep stem cells from your baby’s cord blood you need to bank it at a cord blood program such as Insception Lifebank. The process is painless and poses no risks.
Insception Lifebank is offering $100 coupons for its cord blood storage services. You can redeem yours by registering with the Insception Lifebank cord blood program. Just provide your name and baby’s due date (so they can reserve a spot for your sample.) Your coupon will be personalized using your expected due date, which also sets an expiration date for 10 days after the scheduled birth. The coupons are eligible for all Canadian families. Register here for your $100 coupon.
Disclosure: I was compensated for this sponsored post made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts/views are my own. Coupons for this promotion are available to Canadian residents only. American registrations are welcome but unfortunately do not qualify for the coupons. See my disclosure policy for more.
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