Why do people make, use of cord blood banks these days? More and more people believe in the curing abilities that the cord blood of a newborn have. This blood is collected on the day the baby is delivered. Thereafter the banks offer the parents a storage facility, so that they could have access to it when they might need it in the future. The storage facility are not free to you, but there are ways to pay less each year for your storing, by using a CBR coupon, for example.
The reason people opt for the collecting and storing of the blood found in their baby's umbilical cord, is a very valid one. It contains many stem cells which could later be used to make up all kinds of tissue types. It is also used to grow more new cells in the body. It has cured conditions such as cancer and diabetes and has successfully cured other conditions found in siblings too.
These blood banks are needed to store your cord blood for as long as you like. It could be for an entire lifetime too. You will just have to be willing to pay for the storage, but the total costs are usually not that high.
On average the storage banks will usually charge an initial once-off amount of less than $2000. This cover collection and other administrative fees mainly. Thereafter you will be charged to pay up to $150 for each storage year. Discounts are available from them, such as a CBR coupon and discount codes. You have to enquire with the storing facility that you choose regarding the discounts on offer.
There are payment plans on offer from most storage banks to assist with the payments. These payment plans could be used to lower your monthly payments for the storage facilities. Further discounts are sometimes available when a baby was born as one of twins or triplets. The discount could be anything up to $1000.
With the delivery of another baby, most storage facilities will offer a further discount if you stay their customer, and it will cost you less to store the new baby's stem cells with them. This way they try to encourage repeat clients.
The doctor on duty the day when you deliver, will be responsible for the collection of the cord blood, which only takes 5 minutes at most. There is no reason to worry, because the entire procedure is very clean, safe and painless. There is no contact with the newborn or mother at all.
When you need to organize for the collection to be done, you only make, contact with the storage facility that you decided to use, and they will send a kit for the collection purposes. This kit you then take with on the day your baby is set to be born. After the successful collection by the doctor, a nurse would usually seal it tight and make sure it is ready for the courier. The courier picks it up from the hospital and delivers it to the storing facility again.