Thursday, May 05, 2005

Consider this a PSA

For women that are pregnant or trying you may or may not be aware of banking your child's umbilical stem cells. These cells are life in every sense of the word.
The scientific studies that are out there are amazing, just this past November a woman in Korea who had been paralyzed for 19 years got up and WALKED after receiving donated stem cells. They say they will be able to cure deafness in 2006.
This is life changing stuff. Please look into saving your children's umbilical stem cells, it could save your child's life or maybe even your own.
You have insurance on your car, your house, your life maybe even your pet, so why not your child's life?
If I had banked my twin's and my sister banked her first child maybe my Father could have been saved from his cancer, maybe I could have saved his life.
I really hate maybes.

Check out these websites for more info. It is really a small price to pay for good health.

7 comments:

  1. I really wish I had known about this when I had my son 10 years ago.I get so mad when I learn about options I had that I didn't even know about. Every doctor should discuss this with their pregnant patients.

    I got pregnant before J and I married and even though I was 21 at the time and we had been together for 3 years everyone acted like we should be ashamed of ourselves.

    I wish I could go back and do it all over again without being ashamed, afraid and uninformed.

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  2. Must be fate that I came to your blog...I am 9 weeks pregnant and I was JUST talking to my husband about banking the chord...we will definitely do it, one more way to protect our child.

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  3. Im sorry your pops passed away.

    I lost mine too. Nobody really loves you like your pops.

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  4. Vee, don't you wish you could redo your younger years with jsut a little more confidence. sad.

    Red, it is fate, cordblood is the best, fyi.

    Johnny, I am sorry for you too. It really sucks.

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  5. I stumbled upon your blog....I think this is a great topic. Especially since my blog is for pregnant women.

    The potential of stem cells is pretty amazing isn't it?

    I'm sorry to hear of your Father. But thank you for passing this message on.

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  6. Yes! No one remembers the value of stem cells. Both my husband and my mother-in-law had stem cell transplants and it helped them both trememdously! Thanks for getting the word out.

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  7. Great post! We donated the blood of both our children's umbilical cord. I didn't bank it for our future use, but for the use of others who need it... Hopefully our children's blood helped someone live a longer life...

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