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New Treatments to Keep Your Children Safe with Cord Blood Banking

When you become a parent you choose to devote your life to ensuring your baby grows up happy, healthy, and ready to make a life in this world.  Even as your baby grows to become a grown adult, you still will often see before your eyes a beautiful newborn needing to be nourished.  For some parents the caretaking ends very early as children learn to become independent at a young age.  For other families who may have a sick child in the family the caretaking may not be able to come to an end.

When kids get sick parents are left struggling what to do especially when the sickness is due to something as serious as cerebral palsy or leukemia.  But medical advancements have provided new options for treating these types of illnesses, giving families hope that things could get better.

One of these advancements is the discovery of umbilical cord blood’s benefits.  Cord blood contains an invaluable portion of stem cells that have the ability to over time, develop into disease fighting immune cells. Medical studies indicate cord blood may be effective in treating leukemia and cerebral palsy, but also illnesses such as MS, heart disease, and even Parkinson’s disease.

Cord blood is collected immediately following the birth of your baby.  The procedure is a very quick process that in no way harms either mother or child.  Once collected it is stored in preservation and made available for you and your family should the worst ever occur.  At more information is available about cord blood, how it is collected, and what it is capable of treating.

Watching your child get sick is never easy to go through but doctors encourage more families to get informed about cord blood to provide a better method of treatment.  However, in the end the choice is yours to make.

Disclosure: This is a guest post brought to you by Insception.

Betsy Rubendall Barnes

Saturday 27th of October 2012

I wish I could have saved mine, however, the procedure wasn't available. Thanks for letting us know :)

Amanda J

Friday 26th of October 2012

Wow! I found this very informative! Unfortunately we never saved any Core Blood, but this post definitely makes me want to consider saving my next child's, thanks for the info!

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