I've been told by some heme/onc guys that cord blood storage is a waste of money.Do you feel that its even worth it? Its going to cost approximately $3500 for the 20 year period. Have you seem any successful transplants with cord boold? Would you store your own child's stem cells?
That was the conclusion that we came to as well. Unfortunately, there is no one around here that does donation . We can bank it privately, but can't donate it? We're due in July and everyone I've talked to has said the same type of stuff that's been said here. We get stuff in the mail all the time about this too! I assume they got our names from some place we've registered for baby stuff? What do you do if you want to donate your cord blood but there is no one around to do it?So after doing some more research I now feel that private storage of cord blood is yet another great american scam that targets the uninformed at a vulnerable time in their life. We have decided to donate the cord blood instead. Thank you to everyone that replied and pointed me in the right direction.
Cool, thanks for the info!Unfortunately their program has 15 hospitals, but none are in Kentucky. Good news however is that, you can donate anywhere on the continental US to NMDP Registry via Cryobanks International. Call 1 (800) 869-8608 or go to this website for the information:
Here is another site with information:
Best of Luck!