Cost of Cord Blood Banking Just Pennies a Day
Have you given though to possibly saving your baby’s umbilical cord blood? It is said that there are over 70 diseases that a baby can get that are preventable by saving the cord. There are very few people who are truly aware of these benefits. Many people think that the cost of cord banking is out of reach for their families but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
You may be worried that the cost of tissue banking is going to be very expensive, but the truth is that it is a lot cheaper than you probably realize. It is truly quite reasonable, truly. Since the cost of saving the cord blood is only pennies a day, you should not base your decision on the cost.
If you choose to donate your baby’s placental blood to a public tissue bank or hospital, there’s no cost to you. Contact the facility prior to childbirth; they will provide you with a collection kit that you’ll need to take to the hospital with you.
If you choose private umbilical cord banking – the only way to ensure that your baby’s stem cells can be used for your family – the upfront cost will range between $1,000 and $2,000. After that, it only costs about $100 a year to store your child’s cord tissue. That’s just pennies a day.
If you or your family have a history of leukemia, lymphoma, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, or other diseases treatable with stem cell transplants, then it is imperative that you save your baby’s umbilical cord. You will want to be able to prevent the baby from getting these diseases at all costs.
The benefits of saving the baby’s umbilical cord are very much worth the cost, and your consideration of doing it is quite important. Your baby could end up getting one of these terrible diseases, and for just pennies a day – less than you use on pizza in a year – you can stop your baby from coming down with one of these horrible diseases to begin with.