Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Unique Opportunity to Save Your Child's Life & A Giveaway

Cord blood banking is something near and dear to my heart.  When our girls were born, we opted to bank cord blood and also to donate cord blood.  When my uncle was sick last year, it was nice knowing that we had this as a possibility.  He was not a candidate for this kind of treatment, but just knowing that we had this available gave us a sense of peace in knowing we had done everything in our power to help in a difficult situation.

I believe wholeheartedly in cord blood banking and I encourage all expectant parents to research and consider banking the cord blood.

LifeBank USA is the only company that offers cord blood, placenta 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.

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.
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. 

"LifebankUSA is a pioneer in placenta-stem cell technology. Our stem cell banking program meets and exceeds the highest standards in the industry-and we are the only company that can provide access to technology that allows you to boost the number of cells you can recover after birth."
- Robert Hariri, MD, PhD
CEO and Founder of LifebankUSA

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.

Ready for the Giveaway?

Here is how to enter:
1.  Like  LifeBank on Facebook. 

2.  Fill out the necessary information on THIS FORM to be entered to win one of 3 high quality, super safe Britax car seats, because LifeBank knows how important peace of mind is to parents!

Good Luck!!!!!

And again, if you are expecting, I HIGHLY encourage you to consider cord blood banking, that peace of mind is PRICELESS.