A Labor of Love

A Labor of Love

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 8/27/2015 1:26:01 PM
When our son, Patrick, was two years old, he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Therapists frequently tell me that he is the hardest worker they have had. He is very determined. As his parents, we are determined to try everything possible to help both of our boys succeed. When Patrick was three, we discovered that we were expecting another baby. My mother, who is a midwife, asked me if I was going to bank this child’s cord blood. She had attended a continuing education seminar that had talked about the benefits of cord blood banking and how they are doing a lot of research on using stem cells to treat Cerebral Palsy. We decided as a family to bank our 3rd child’s umbilical cord blood stem cells with Cryo-Cell International in the hope that they may eventually be able to be used for Patrick.

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Delayed Cord Clamping and Cord Blood Banking

Delayed Cord Clamping and Cord Blood Banking

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 8/14/2015 9:10:51 AM

To the Conscientious Parent, You Can Have it All

Parents who make the decision to store their baby’s cord blood and cord tissue are thinking ahead, wanting to do right from the start (even before the start), and taking steps to do whatever they can to protect their baby down the road. Today, many conscientious parents are also considering delayed cord clamping (DCC), a practice in which the umbilical cord is not clamped immediately. What many consciousness parents don’t realize is that you can do both. Growing evidence supports the fact that parents can both delay clamping and store stem cells from cord blood, without choosing one over the other. But to get the best cord blood specimen, you need to choose the best processing method, Cryo-Cell’s PrepaCyte CB.

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