I’ve written about how great Cord Blood banking is before. Today I want to revisit and remind you all about the Power of Placenta Banking! LifebankUSA is the only company that offers to cord blood bank, placenta blood bank, and tissue banking. I think it’s so important to collect and preserve potentially life-saving stem cells when your baby is born! I definitely plan to bank when I have another baby. I wish I was more educated 8 years ago when I had my daughter.
Let’s learn a little more shall we?
What is Placenta Blood?
Placenta blood is the blood that’s left in the placenta after birth. During your pregnancy, the placenta provides your baby with oxygen, water and essential nutrients and protects your baby against infection.1,2 After birth, your baby no longer needs the placenta, but the usefulness of the placenta doesn’t end with delivery. Like the umbilical cord, the placenta blood is a rich source of stem cells which can be collected and stored in case your child or a close family member needs them someday.3
Why Bank Placenta Blood?
The placental blood contains different types of progenitor stem cells that play a role in stimulating the body’s own repair mechanisms to heal previously damaged tissues or organs. If you increase the number of life-saving cells you store, you can increase the number of conditions you can treat today! Learn more about the power of placenta banking here: Placenta Banking
LifeBankUSA is my cord blood bank of choice! They are the only company offering you the most ways to protect what is most important to you- your loved ones. Not only do I intend to bank my babies cord blood when I have another munchkin, but I plan to do Placenta Banking as well! You can even set up a LifebankUSA Gift Registry! So please consider banking, I know it’s another expense, but it’s an important one! A potential life saving expense!
I really hope that one day cord blood banking and placenta blood banking becomes the norm! I can’t wait until more parents are educated on the power of banking potentially life saving stem cells from your babies when they are born!
Have you heard about cord blood and placenta banking?
What are your thoughts?
Let me know in the comments section.
- Mayo Clinic. Placenta: how it works, what’s normal. Available at http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/placenta/art-20044425.
- NHS. What is the placenta? Available at http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/2309.aspx?CategoryID=54&SubCategoryID=135
- Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation. What is cord blood? Available at http://parentsguidecordblood.org/what/.