This post is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry ® (CBR ®), but the opinions expressed here are my own.
To begin with, I believe it is safe to announce My Latina Journey has incorporated motherhood and pregnancy into their categories. In all honesty, pregnancy is a massive part of my everyday life. Therefore, I find it simple to include these topics. With that being said, I’d like to let you know why I am considering cord blood banking aka newborn stem cell preservation.
As first time parents we are currently overwhelmed with the amount of decisions that have to be made in the next couple of weeks. Cord Blood Registry (CBR) is helping us get started with the decision to cord blood bank, as they’re here to offer us the necessary education in relation to newborn stem cells for our parenting journey.
How to Get Set up with CBR:
- Enroll with CBR online at cordblood.com/enroll or call 1-888-240-1996
- CBR ships you a collection kit
- Bring your kit to the hospital on your big day
- Call the medical courier after your baby is born and the cord blood has been collected by your healthcare professional
- Relax. CBR handles the rest and will notify you when the kit has been received.
CLICK HERE to learn more about CBR and get a promo code for $200 OFF initial fees when you fill out your info.
What are cord blood stem cells?
Cord blood stem cells have been used for 30 years in the treatment of over 80 serious diseases, such as certain blood cancers, immune and metabolic disorders, and hematologic conditions. Research is underway for the use of cord blood in conditions that have no cure today, like autism, hearing loss, and cerebral palsy. Preserving your newborn’s stem cells may give your child or an immediate family member, depending on the condition and other factors, the opportunity to use this resource for current cord blood therapies. In the future, there may be other potential applications, like regenerative medicine.*
Who is CBR?
CBR is a newborn stem cell preservation company that has been around for over 20 years. Every parent wants the best for their child’s future, and CBR is a resource for new parents in many ways. When you choose to preserve your newborn’s stem cells with CBR, families not only have access to their child’s sample for potential future use, but they also have access to a dedicated team of genetic counselors who can answer questions about stem cell preservation in the context of your unique family history. CBR also invests in the future of stem cell science with their Family Health Registry, which aims to better understand the conditions most common to CBR families and helps connect them to relevant research. Extra perks are their social community and their blog with helpful posts on everything from pregnancy nutrition, to a hospital go-bag list, to parenting tips.
Being able to preserve the stem cells from Baby C is something that we have discussed and are interested in. CBR believes every family should have the opportunity to preserve their newborn’s stem cells. That’s why they offer affordable payment options to fit almost every family budget. There is also a gift registry opiton where friends and family can contribute towards the cost of banking. As a result, I hope to be able to incorporate CBR into our plans in the next couple of weeks.