Monday, April 20, 2009

Our Most Precious Gifts

Our children are our most precious gifts. Sometimes we take the fact that we have happy, healthy children for granted - just presuming that they will remain that way minus the usual bumps, bruises and ailments of childhood. Sometimes those childhood illnesses are much worse than your run of the mill ones that most parents worry over in the wee hours of the morning before the doctors office opens. Sometimes those afflictions are life-threatening and can turn your world upside down, bursting the bubble of that fantasy world where all children are healthy.

Taking just one precaution before the birth of your child for the unthinkable can help you to have the peace-of-mind that, should the worst happen, your child may have a second chance. Banking cord blood is like having an "insurance policy" should your child, ever need the precious stem cells that cord blood provides.

Your baby's cord blood is rich in stem cells, which are special cells normally found in our bone marrow. Stem cells are the master cells responsible for producing all of the mature cells in our blood and immune system. They form the white cells that fight infection, the red cells that carry oxygen, the platelets that promote clotting and the cells of our immune systems. Cryo-Cell is one of the world's most established and largest family cord blood banks and if you sign up with them by April 19th, you'll get a free Baby Bjorn.

Cryo-Cell can help save lives by banking cord blood - here is a testimonial from a client:

"My children are the most precious gifts that I will ever have and I want to do everything I can to make sure they are well. While I was pregnant with my first child, I would see articles and ads about cord blood and it bothered me that it was so expensive but what if I one day needed this blood. The reality of having only one chance or it really went in the garbage kept me wondering if I would regret not investing. What if he had cancer or his dad or I were sick, would that blood have been the cure? Through research, I came across Cryo-Cell International, Inc., a company with the most reasonable rates and the assurance of two holding facilities.

When I was pregnant with my second child, we wondered if one bank was enough? Finances were tighter and should we spend the money? Then we realized that his brothers blood might not match for the new baby. The next day, stories were breaking about how Cord blood had saved or changed the lives of children, one cancer, one cerebral palsy. Then we discovered that a friend was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. He didn't bank his daughters blood and wished he had. Three years prior, I lost a friend to renal cancer when she was 29. We felt like it was our answer.

We are just beginning to see miracles that this blood can bring. We have two "life insurance policies", that is how we look at it. If anyone in the family gets ill, there is a chance that the blood could save our lives. If we don't use it, then it is there for our son's children."

mother of Parker and Davis

Cryo-Cell International Client
If you are expecting, be sure to visit Cryo-Cell and check into banking your baby's cord blood - it could save a life.


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