banking cord blood??

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Are you banking your cord blood?

Poll ended at Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:14 am

Yes, with ViaCord
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4%
Yes, with Cord Blood Registry (CBR)
2
7%
Yes, with another company
0
No votes
We're donating ours
5
19%
Nope, decided against it
19
70%
 
Total votes : 27

banking cord blood??

Postby kuetoo73 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:14 am

Ladies, just curious to know if you're banking your cord blood and with which organization!
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Postby NYsBelle » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:43 am

It sounds like a great opportunity and many potentials, but it wasn't something DH and I could afford knowing that we hope to have a large family.

Banking cord blood and paying the maintenance fees for 1 or 2 children would probably be feasible, but we want 7 kids - and it just isn't going to happen.

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Postby KatieJo3 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:46 pm

We didn't b/c we couldn't afford it. And we probably won't be able to afford it next time either, but I'd like to see about donating it.
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Postby ChristinaLynn » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:22 pm

I looked into donating mine, but couldn't because I got a tattoo within a year of giving birth. I hope to donate it next time though.
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Postby pinkprincess08 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:55 pm

We decided to donate :D
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Postby SeafoodMama » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:51 pm

DH wanted to. This is his only child and we are older parents. We can afford to and that was what really decided it for us. I have 2 older children 18 and 17 and there is no way I could have afforded it then so I probably would have donated it back then (if it existed).

I think if we were going to have more children we may have not done it because of cost for all 3, who knows. I am also hoping that someday this babies cord might be able to be used by my older kids (God forbid they need it) but for now the matching for half siblings is rare.

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Postby mandaliz8704 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:04 pm

Nah, babies are expensive enough as it is.
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