Umbilical cord blood banking when your baby is born is a relatively new idea, the first operation using it to help cure a child with Leukemia was only done a little over 10 years ago. However, just because it is a new idea it does not mean it is a bad one.
Here are some things to consider to help you decide wherever you want to take the opportunity that is open to us in the 21st century and store your baby’s cord blood for possible future use by yourself (or someone else) in the event that the unthinkable happens and your child needs it.
1 – Cord Blood Banks Are New
The science behind them is not particularly complex but as with any new business model is not every company that is involved in it will last. If one company is undercutting the others continuously there is a good chance they will not have the income needed to develop the process and keep the banks going long term.
2 – Expertise Counts
While the science is not complicated it is worth taking into account that you only get one chance at this. You only get one umbilical cord per birth so if they mess it up you have to wait a while for the next chance. At least nine months!
Also read this: Banking cost of cord blood
3 – Better Safe Than Sorry
It’s better to be safe than sorry, the time to wish you had spent a bit more money is not when you get told your child has leukemia and the cord blood could help them be treated.
Money is important and it will always be short for most of us, but consider the long-term benefits of using a cord blood bank and you will see it is a wise investment.
Courtesy by: Sean P Clarke