Cord blood and cord tissue banking – everything you need to know right at your fingertips! Taking care of baby is what matters most as a parent, including their health now and long into the future.
In addition to taking your prenatal vitamins, nixing that coffee habit, saying good-bye to your favourite raw foods and seeing your doctor for regularly scheduled appointments, cord blood and cord tissue banking is your first line of defence when it comes to your little’s future. With that said, you probably have a few questions… No problem! Here is what you need to know and why parents-to-be should learn about the power of stem cells.
With cord blood stem cells having been used to treat over 80 diseases, including childhood cancers, cerebral palsy and autism, and more treatments in clinical trials, we believe all parents-to-be need to know the facts and benefits of banking their baby’s stem cells. After all, your baby’s wellbeing is #WhatMattersMost!
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 clamping part of your birth plan? Don’t worry! You can do both. Collecting your baby’s stem cells fits within the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) guidelines as discussed by Dr. Elisabeth Semple in the Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood article on delayed clamping. 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 on your baby registry? After the original collection and storage the yearly storage fee is only $125.
Collection is possible regardless of birth scenario.
Whether you give birth to your bundle of joy via C-section or vaginally you can bank 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.
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Still Have Questions About Cord Blood and Tissue Banking?
Cells for Life offers information sessions and webinars in various locations throughout Canada to expectant parents and healthcare professionals. You can also connect with us via chat on our website or by phone: (877) 235-1997.