There seem to be a lot of companies involved in stem cell banking of umbilical cords. I was just wondering, given that there doesn’t seem to be a lot of medical push in hospitals to get into this system for new mothers, is this just another marketing strategy feeding on a mothers desire to want the best for her new child?


Posted anonymously, 31st March 2015


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  • I looked into it. It is expensive. And you can’t use your own babies cord blood on themselves. So not really worth it I think



  • I considered it too but it is very expensive and I haven’t heard of anyone using it. I would love to hear a story of someone actually benefitting from it. If it could actually save a life it would be a wonderful investment.



  • We got offered it but after looking into it found out that it cost a small fortune. I think I remember it being around $2000 initially than yearly deposits to keep it frozen. It is meant to help if your family ever falls sick with cancer or something similar. Than you can use the supply to try and help save their life. Like anything though, its not 100% guarantee that it will work. We opted against it as we weren’t in a very stable financial situation at the time. However, we did donate the placenta’s that also help save anonymous lives.


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