The Incredible Science of Newborn Stem Cell Preservation

Cord blood banking. Sounds so out there and fantastical, doesn't it? But y'all, it's a real thing and has the potential to save lives. Cord blood banking has been around for more than 20 years and allows families the opportunity to decide whether or not they want to preserve their newborn's stem cells. I was surprised to learn that Cord Blood Registry (CBR) was so much more than just a cord blood and cord tissue banking company. I was delighted to learn that CBR has tons of helpful tools and resources available to parents.

I was delighted to learn that the @CordBloodRegistry has tons of helpful tools and resources available to parents - including some fascinating research on the safe use of a child’s own cord blood in children with autism. #AD #CordBloodRegistry #CBRxSutterAutismTrial

I remember learning all about cord blood banking while I was pregnant with Melanie and I was just completely fascinated by it. The idea that something that is generally thrown away after the birth of a baby could give your child or an immediate family member, depending on the condition and other factors, the opportunity to use this resource for current cord blood therapies and potential future applications, like regenerative medicine.

I was delighted to learn that the @CordBloodRegistry has tons of helpful tools and resources available to parents - including some fascinating research on the safe use of a child’s own cord blood in children with autism. #AD #CordBloodRegistry #CBRxSutterAutismTrial

But, Cris, you may be asking. WHAT is the big deal about cord blood banking? Well, I'm glad you asked. Here's a few bits that I found really interesting:

I was delighted to learn that the @CordBloodRegistry has tons of helpful tools and resources available to parents - including some fascinating research on the safe use of a child’s own cord blood in children with autism. #AD #CordBloodRegistry #CBRxSutterAutismTrial

Educating yourself on your options when it comes to newborn stem cell preservation is a good way to prepare. I learned that CBR believes in the power of healthy families and they have many options to make it affordable, including payment plans or a gift registry option where friends and family can contribute toward the cost of preserving newborn stem cells. And FYI, families with a qualifying medical need may qualify for their Newborn Possibilities Program®. This program can cover all costs related to preserving their child’s newborn stem cells and storing them for 5 years.

I was delighted to learn that the @CordBloodRegistry has tons of helpful tools and resources available to parents - including some fascinating research on the safe use of a child’s own cord blood in children with autism. #AD #CordBloodRegistry #CBRxSutterAutismTrial

When you enroll with CBR you have access to their team of Certified Genetic Counselors. This team is able to discuss your family’s medical history (as it relates to newborn stem cells) and can also educate you on your options to preserve them for your family's future.

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