cord blood

Oracle dksknx
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we are going to have our second kid and wondering if we should pay for storing cord blood. is it worth it? are there any genuine reasons for spending such money?

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    • Microsoft Raiders!
      Balls = TC?
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    • Symantec k7dc8ir
      calm your tits. OP is asking a genuine question
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    • Citrix Systems / Eng ಅವನೌನ ಹಡಾ
      Answer for the damn question !! Not everything s about TC
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  • Charter / Eng
    Mæstro

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    Mæstromore
    We did it. Imo it's a gamble, but cheaper than life insurance and magnitudes cheaper than health insurance (not that it replaces either)

    1500 initial, 350 a year thereafter. The way I looked at it was that it could be incredibly valuable later when research matures. They may blow past even needing it, but, if something horrible happens to my child I want all my options on the table so.
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  • LinkedIn Wiener
    Only if you have an older child who needs it because of certain diseases.
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    • Oracle dksknx
      OP
      We are currently paying for storing cord blood for my elder kid but not sure if we should consider for the younger one. It’s expensive.
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    • LinkedIn Wiener
      So your older kid is healthy. Then you don’t need it.
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  • AT&T MsdR32
    Read about how many people it has actually helped. Seems like a total scam to me after doing some research.
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    • Oracle dksknx
      OP
      Do you have any data to your claims?
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    • AT&T MsdR32
      My son is 2 years old and I dont have all of the sources that convinced me before, but a quick Google search Gabe me this one:
      https://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/features/can-umbilical-cord-save-lives

      I think the biggest issue I had was that a lot of the advertising claims are total garbage. Here's a quote from that article - Why can't a baby use its own cord blood? If that baby develops sickle-cell anemia or leukemia, the disease will likely be present in its cord blood as well.

      So, for many diseases of your kid has it, so does his blood, and it won't help him at all!

      We decided to delay clamping so our son got the blood. Whatever you end up deciding, I'd appreciate if you let me know, and why!
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  • Roku / Eng
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    Do you trust them storing the cord blood for the entire of the time they committed with the proper care? And staying in the business until you actually need it? Then go for it.
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    • Oracle dksknx
      OP
      Good point. I will find out about the companies
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  • Airbnb wise taco
    there is research about converting common cells into stem cells already, so not sure about long term value of storing it
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  • Intel D’s🥜
    You should just donate it if there aren’t any medical conditions that arise shortly after birth.
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  • Oracle bitter
    We did it. DM me for referral
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