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The Safety Precaution for Your Newborn You May Not Have Considered

The Safety Precaution for Your Newborn You May Not Have Considered

The Safety Precaution for Your Newborn You May Not Have Considered

The Safety Precaution for Your Newborn You May Not Have Considered

Parenting is empowering, and provides insights to an unconditional love that others may never experience. Yet it can also feel like an overwhelming obligation. One of the greatest challenges of parenthood is coming to grips with the fact that you are now solely responsible for another person’s life. The health and well-being of this precious little life is now your responsibility, and as such, there’s practically no limit to what you’ll do to keep your baby safe.

Of course, there’s a standard safety checklist every parent has for their child: car seat, baby proofing the home, firm crib mattress. But there’s another item that should be added to your list, one that will provide a measure of security for your child all the way into adulthood: cord blood banking.

Think of it this way: if someone told you there was a way to potentially keep your child safe from 80 known diseases, wouldn’t that pique your interest as a parent? And as stem cell research continues to make medical breakthroughs, it is hopeful that the future will see even more incredible treatments from this cutting-edge science.

 

The cost of cord blood banking vs. other safety measures

Purchasing a car seat is indeed one of the most important safety decisions you’ll make as a new parent. According to the CDC, motor vehicle-related accidents account for a higher number of fatalities among children than the next three reasons combined. Before a child can sit in a regular car seat, you’ll purchase three different styles of car child’s car seats: one for an infant, one for a toddler, and a booster for your small child. The total cost? About $1,000 plus tax for top-of-the-line equipment.

During that same period, the storage costs of your baby’ umbilical cord blood and tissue would be almost the same. Both of these measures protect your baby’s life, which is why both are worth the expense. It’s also interesting to note that the monthly cost of cord blood storage is 96% less than the average “Silver Tier” health insurance premium through the Affordable Care Act. Preserving your newborn’s stem cells is an insurance policy all its own, but at a significantly lower price.

 

The must-have safety measure for families with hereditary diseases

For families with certain medical histories, cord blood retrieval and storage is a safety measure that cannot be ignored. If anyone in your family has suffered from leukemia, lymphoma or any other blood cancers, stem cell therapies can provide some of the best hope for recovery.

In addition, other hereditary diseases such as AMD, Tay-Sachs Disease, Sickle Cell Anemia, and even autism have hopeful treatments using stem cells.

One of the biggest challenges in stem cell replacement therapies is finding a compatible donor. This is an especially difficult challenge for children of mixed-race couples, where a child’s genetic makeup is especially unique. By storing your newborn baby’s own stem cells, you guarantee that your child will have a suitable donor should the need arise.

 

The extra layer of security

Just like you’ll go the extra mile to purchase organic foods for your child’s health, cord blood banking may provide an extra layer of security against other diseases or injuries. Promising new research is showing how stem cell therapies may help with spinal cord injuries, growing new organs and other regenerative cures. The technology is new and developing quickly…who knows what miracles lie in store in the future?

So when you’re writing your safety checklist for your newborn, make sure you get all the basics: car seats, soft toys, outlet caps, cabinet locks. But also consider the kind of safety that lasts well beyond the baby years: cord blood storage with Evercord.

 

Disclaimer:

The choice to use cord blood stem cells will depend on a variety of factors – only a physician can determine when cord blood stem cells should be used, on a case by case basis. Many of the conditions currently treated with cord blood stem cells are genetic diseases. There is no guarantee that your physician will choose stem cell transplant over other courses of treatment. Unlike cord blood, there are currently no proven treatments using cord tissue stem cells.

Activities for New York State residents are limited to collection of umbilical cord tissue and processing and long-term storage of umbilical cord tissue or cord tissue-derived cells. The tissue bank's possession of a New York State license for such collection, processing and/or long-term storage does not indicate approval or endorsement of possible future uses or future suitability of these cells.

 

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