Has anyone stored their cord blood for their baby?
Was given some information on it and was wondering if anyone has ever had to use it and was it effective and worth the cost?
My baby has his blood stored. We haven't used it, but that is the best case scenario isn't it? I'm not looking to "get my money's worth". It's like insurance. If he never needs to use it, that's terrific.
If the science turns out to be ineffective (although cord blood has been used for leukemia) then I'm also not too concerned. I've wasted more money on less important things in the past!
We have both our boys cord blood stored with Cryosite - it's not cheap but my dad paid and dad's the kind of guy that would want to spend money on that kind of insurance. It's not worth it at the moment as pp said - it's more just insurance. The cord blood contains stem cells (which have the potential to grow into any cell in the body) so the insurance is all about the potential for future technology in some kind of medical scenario in which they might come in handy. So the cord blood will be stored for the rest of their lifetimes - so it really is just insurance. It's also possible to donate it but i don't know who to or what they do with it.
We were thinking about it but it really wasn't a financial option for us. We were told that it is highly likely that our future childrens cord blood would be compatable as well so we are planning on storing the last child's if that makes sense?