When it comes to our children, we want to begin taking care of their health before they are even born. In addition to eating right and taking prenatal vitamins, there are other ways we can ensure the positive health of our children after they come into the world. Cord blood banking is one of these options, allowing mothers to secure the peace of mind that their children will be taken care should they ever fall ill.
Cord blood banking is the process of storing the stem cells that are derived from our babies’ umbilical cord blood. Many parents are unaware of the fact that cord blood contains a rich source of stem cells, but they can be very beneficial should your child or another family member fall ill.
The stem cells from umbilical cord blood can be used to treat a wide range of diseases, including leukemia, lymphoma and various forms of anemia. It is used in the treatment of these conditions to replace damaged or diseased blood cells, allowing for a healthy recovery.
Most expecting parents believe that if they do not have a history of family illness, they will not need to store their baby’s cord blood. However, the potential uses for cord blood therapy are expanding. With researchers finding ways to use cord blood to treat everything from diabetes to cerebral palsy, the chances that a stem cell transplant could benefit your family increases.
To get started with the process of cord blood banking, contact your local cord blood Canada program. They will work with you to develop a payment plan that suits your budget and educate further you on the benefits of cord blood banking.