Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Banking Basics

By Cell Care

Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Banking Basics

Cord blood and cord tissue banking – everything you need to know right at your fingertips! Taking care of your baby is what matters most as a parent, including their health now and long into the future.

In addition to taking your prenatal vitamins, reducing that coffee habit, saying good-bye to your favourite raw foods and seeing your doctor for regular appointments, cord blood and cord tissue banking is becoming commonplace when it comes to your little one’s future. With that said, you probably have a few questions… No problem! Here is what you need to know and why expectant parents should learn about the power of stem cells.

Cord blood stem cells are being used to treat over 80 diseases including childhood cancers. In addition, many clinical trials are underway for conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism and type 1 diabetes. We believe all expectant parents need to know the facts and benefits of banking their baby’s stem cells.

It’s a simple addition to your birth plan

What’s on your birth plan? Whether you’ve got soothing music, gentle massage, epidural, a birthing tub – and anything else – you can add cord blood and cord tissue banking, too!

Is delayed cord clamping part of your birth plan? Don’t worry! You can do both. Cell Care’s experienced collectors can manage both delayed cord clamping (for a short period) and cord blood collections. We have successfully stored cord blood in instances where delayed cord clamping was requested. It’s a win-win situation.

It costs less than you think

Payment options make cord blood and cord tissue collection and storage affordable for all parents-to-be! Why not include it as part of your baby shower? You can store cord blood for 18 years from as little as $176 per month over 24 months.

Collection is possible regardless of birth scenario

Your birth method does not affect your ability to collect and store their cord blood and cord tissue. It’s as simple as that!

Who owns the stem cells collected?

As your child’s guardian, the stem cells belong to you. They may not be used, under any circumstances, without your permission. When your child reaches the age of 18, the samples become their property and they then make the decision on how it gets used.

Still Have Questions About Cord Blood and Tissue Banking?

Cell Care has a dedicated Client Services Team available to answer any questions you may have. Please connect with us via email info@cellcare.com.au or by phone: 1800 071 075.

Note: The views and advice expressed on this blog post are those of the author and are not representative of the Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo.

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