Monday, September 30, 2013

Banking Your Baby's Cord Blood + a MamaRoo Giveaway!

Just finished the enrollment process to donate baby girl's cord blood with LifeBankUSA and got to check this off my list of "Things To Do Before Baby" mega-list. For whatever reason, finding a donation site was really challenging (until LifeBank) this time around. A lot of companies are actually turning down donations because they are already filled to capacity, and other companies just never got back to me or they were running too far behind their enrollment/application process for a November baby and couldn't take us in time. After starting to come to terms with the fact that we will just discard our baby's precious cord blood, I received an email from a representative from LifeBank USA, asking me if I'd be interested in writing a blog post on their company and help them in promoting their amazing Mamaroo giveaway they have going on right now. It could not have been more perfect timing and it was such a relief to me that they came to my rescue right in time.
If you don't know anything about it, there are soo many reasons to preserve your baby's cord blood, or otherwise donate it. Through cord blood banking, you can collect and preserve potentially lifesaving stem cells, and doing so could one day save the life of your child or a blood relative. The ability of stem cells to save lives via cord blood banking has proved successful for replacing abnormal or diseased cells, and treating life-threatening blood disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. In fact, 1,988 stem cell transplants have been used to treat some 80 diseases.
You can bank even more stem cells by collecting them from 2 usable sources of stem cell-rich blood: the umbilical cord and the placenta. This service is called Placental and Cord Blood Banking and it is available only through LifeBank USA. Whether you choose Placental and Cord Blood Banking or Cord Blood Banking alone, there are still many other reasons to choose LifeBank: LifeBank is the only company that offers cord blood, placenta blood, and tissue banking, and they are also the first to release placenta-derived stem cells for a successful transplant. They have been absolutely wonderful to work with and they will collect cells from anywhere in the US. Another reason to bank with LifeBank? They include tissue banking (tissue from the placenta) for free. Placental tissue contains mesenchymal (MSCs) and MSC-like cells. While stem cells found in cord blood and placenta blood have been used to successfully treat patients, there are currently no approved uses for stem cells derived from the umbilical cord or placenta tissue. Possible therapeutic applications are in early research stages and LifeBankUSA's parent company is actively involved in their development. LifeBankUSA will store the placenta tissue for you as part of their banking package using their cryogenic tanks for long-term preservation. In the event your baby's tissue cells are ever needed for future therapies, the tissue may then be processed and cultured using available technology at the time. Banking with LifeBankUSA will definitely give you peace of mind, knowing that this stem cell-rich blood can be used to treat certain diseases in the future.
Along with peace of mind, LifebankUSA also wants to give parents the chance to win one of the hottest baby items, the 4Moms mamaRoo.  LifebankUSA will be giving away TWO 4Moms mamaRoos (valued at $260 each) in a random drawing from entrants in their Facebook contest. The mamaRoo bounces up and down and sways from side to side, just like parents do when comforting their babies. It plays soothing nature sounds and has the option of plugging in your own MP3 player. Enter HERE to win this amazing baby item!

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering the contest, you understand that you are providing your information to LifebankUSA and not to Facebook. This is a sponsored blog post. 

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