Did you donate or bank your baby's cord blood?

United States
January 25, 2007 9:39pm CST
I really wanted to donate my sons cord blood to help others that could use it. But when i requested for them to send me the kit so i could donate it, they never sent it to me. i requested it from ViaCord. Did anyone else bank or donate there baby's cord blood?
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@yanjiaren (9050)
26 Jan 07
i never knew this was possible..no one mentioned anything about it..thankyou for bringing this to my attention..i learn something every day..
• United States
26 Jan 07
your welcome! i really wish they could have sent me the kit, cause we didnt need the cord blood but there are kids out there they could benfit from it. cord blood is the best blood out there, cause its the very first blood thats devloped.
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I did donate my son's cordblood. There was a sheet that our doctor gave us to sign early in the pregnancy that said if we didn't have any objections he was going to donate it. We signed it when we were about 16 weeks along I think. So then we didn't have to worry about it later. We did look at saving it, but decided it was far too expensive to store. We decided our best bet was to just let the doctor take what he wanted and be done with it.
@xXmeganxX (4423)
26 Jan 07
oooh no i kept my baby's because she could be my first and last, lol, i washed mine and put it on my keyring, it brings back memories! :)