In researching an article on cord blood storage for a healthcare magazine, I decided to turn to Hubpages to see what my fellow authors were writing. I wasn't sure I'd find anything but actually turned up a rich variety of hubs on the subject - which deals with the decision of a pregnant woman to donate or store the blood from her baby's placenta to be used in the treatment of a range of serious illnesses such as leukemia. I found very interesting hubs, such as Lela Davidson's highly informative overview including whether to donate to a public bank or store privately, Marcofratelli's hub which also explored the ethical questions, Kmofo's more technical explanation, and others. I had considered writing a hub of my own, but there are six pages of hubpages on the subject!
I encourage anyone who is expecting a baby or knows someone who is to read up on this very important topic, starting here. How did I find these articles? I typed "cord blood" in the search box and pressed enter.
Thanks and regards!
Cord Blood Storage is a touchy subject. My obstetrician suggested I just donate my cord blood for use. It costs, like, $2,300 a month to store cord blood and it does have a life expectancy. Also, there really is not an endless supply. By the time your child was 5 or 6 he/she would be too old to be able to benefit from such a small supply of cord blood. If you are interested in storing your cord blood, I suggest you talk to your ob/gyn, first. And, make sure you read the small print. I ended up donating mine and I think I made the right decision... especially since there is no way I could afford to store it.
Davinagirl3, From the research I'm doing, I agree with you. The MDs that I've interviewed have explained to me that cord blood storage makes sense if a close relative is suffering from a serious illness. But one's own cord blood is rarely useful. For example, if a baby is born with an illness, most likely it's going to be a close match from a public cord blood bank that will be used for treatment. And yes, private storage is very expensive. Everything you are saying supports what I've learned.
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