Why choose private cord blood banking?
By definition, private or family cord blood banking
means that only you and your family
will have access to your child's cord blood.
Reasons to store cord blood privately:
Let's be clear: Cord blood does not provide an insurance policy. However, there are many good reasons to store it privately. Some of these reasons include:
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Remember: If you donate cord blood to a public bank, you are no longer guaranteed access to it should your family need it.
Reasons not to store privately:
The 3rd Possibility. . .
Yes, there is a third possibility for those who find themselves unable to save cord blood via public or private options. Good news. You can still help.
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Did you know?
As the cord blood industry has evolved, private/family banks have been instrumental in leading groundbreaking cord blood research in regenerative medicine for cerebral palsy, autism, spinal cord injury, diabetes and more.
In some cases, parents who have chosen to privately store their child's cord blood have been able to participate in these clinical trials. Why? Cord blood clinical trials for regenerative medicine often require the patient to use his/her own cord blood (autologous cord blood).
If your family may be interested in participating in such a clinical trial, speak to your doctor and your chosen cord blood bank. Please remember, clinical trials are always considered experimental but they are also vital to advancing medical research.