Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cord Blood Banking & Car Seat Giveaway!

When I was pregnant with Allie, I would pray for a healthy baby every day as I drove to work.  One day it hit me that I would be praying for this baby for the rest of her life.  I would pray for her health and her happiness and her safety.  Not long after that, I was at my midwife's office when I noticed a box of brochures that promised to help safeguard my child against future illness by banking her precious cord blood.  I read over the brochures and researched several companies and Jason and I decided it was worth the annual expense to know that our precious baby would have these unique cells available to her later in life if she needed them.  After I delivered Allie, the doctor took a few minutes to harvest the cells before they stitched me up.  I remember clearly the doctor and the nurses and the midwife all telling me what a good idea it was.  I have to say, although I am really frugal in many ways, I never mind making that payment because it gives me peace of mind

Through cord blood banking, you can collect and preserve potentially lifesaving stem cells, and doing
so could one day save the life of your child or a blood relative. You can bank even more stem cells by
collecting them from 2 usable sources of stem cell-rich blood: the umbilical cord and the placenta. This
service is called Placental and Cord Blood Banking, and it's available only from LifebankUSA. Whether
you choose Placental and Cord Blood Banking or Cord Blood Banking alone, there are many important
reasons to choose LifebankUSA.

There’s only one opportunity to save your baby’s stem cells for the future...
As an expectant parent, your baby’s health means everything. Right now, he or she is protected in the
womb and will soon enter the world. There is a lot to think about and prepare for, but an invaluable step
you can take when your child is born is to preserve his/her stem-cell rich cord and placenta blood The
ability of stem cells to save lives via cord blood banking has proven successful for replacing abnormal or
diseased cells, and treating life-threatening blood disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
In fact, since 1988 stem cell transplants have been used to treat some 80 diseases.


As the only company that offers cord blood, placenta blood and tissue banking -- and the first to
release placenta-derived stem cells for a successful transplant -- New Jersey-based LifebankUSA is a
technological leader that is pioneering key medical innovations in the field. Owned by the Celgene
Corporation, a world-class biopharmaceutical company, LifebankUSA also operates a robust donation
program and collects cells from anywhere in the US for use primarily in advancing medical research.

When you bank with LifebankUSA, we include tissue banking (tissue from the placenta) for free.*
Placental tissue contains mesenchymal cells (MSCs) and MSC-like cells. While stem cells found in cord
blood and placenta blood have been used to successfully treat patients, there are currently no approved
uses for stem cells derived from the umbilical cord or placenta tissue. Possible therapeutic applications

are in early research stages and LifebankUSA's parent company is actively involved in their development.
LifebankUSA will store the placenta tissue for you as part of our complete banking package using our
cryogenic tanks for long-term preservation. In the event your baby's tissue cells are ever needed for
future therapies, the tissue may then be processed and cultured using available technology at that
time.† Tissue banking is just one more layer of protection and peace of mind offered by LifebankUSA.

*Storage fees apply after the first year
†Clients will be responsible for the cost of shipping the tissue and any culturing or expansion of the cells.

LifebankUSA is giving away THREE  top rated, Britax Marathon 70-G3 Convertible Car Seats in a random drawing. The value of the car seat is $231.99 each.  To enter this contest "like" LifeBankUSA on facebook and read more about the contest on their facebook page.