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I remember many years ago when I first learned that I was going to become a father so many thoughts going through my mind and I was a little nervous and scared. The first time I learned I was going to be a father I just turned 20 years old and with everything I go through in life I started to look at the big picture, how it would affect me and how can I become the best father I can be. Sadly, a couple of months later I found out my girlfriend and future wife had a miscarriage and I cried my eyes out for days. Even though everyone around me assured that there was nothing I could’ve done to prevent this I always felt somewhat responsible even after the doctor telling me the same thing everyone else did.
You see before knowing I was going to be a father, I was a weed head and yes many years later it’s hard to admit and even fathom how I was back then, but that’s part of growing up and becoming a mature adult, which is learning from your past and making yourself a better person. So fast forward a little over a year, we finally gave birth to a healthy baby boy and honestly I tell people this till this day, but I felt like I was in heaven, seriously I never felt that feeling in my life. But being in the hospital and talking with other parents who had issues with their kids when they were born was so disturbing and I wish I could’ve done more. If you’re a concerned parent like myself and want to find ways to help others out then consider banking your newborn’s to a public cord blood bank.
Would you consider donating to the cord blood bank? I know I never did with any of my 3 kids and to be honest, I didn’t know anything about it and if we were going to have another child I wouldn’t hesitate to donate to a great cause.
With all that I know now I wonder why the hospitals didn’t present us with this kind of information when my kids are born and if you’re a parent that is expecting or plan to have a baby in the future, please consider it. I don’t know of anyone who’s had it done or could possibly benefit from this happening but just someone that’s concerned and hate the idea of seeing a newborn suffer and something can be done about it. Head over to cordbankingbasics.com and learn more about this great cause and see if it’s something you see yourself doing to help a child.
If you visit between now and March 24th and complete the information request you’ll receive a CBR Discount Coupon of $200 on banking a newborn’s umbilical cord blood with Cord Blood Registry. Follow them on Twitter and see more of what they do and some others talk about their experience. Umbilical cord blood contains unique stem cells that can be collected immediately following birth from the umbilical cord. These stem cells have been used in more than 30,000 transplants worldwide during the last 25 years in the treatment of nearly 80 diseases in both adults and children.
These stem cells also show great promise for regenerative medicine applications; in fact, aside from current treatments for many anemias, leukemia and certain other cancers, FDA regulated clinical trials are currently underway to study the use of a child’s own cord blood stem cells to treat autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and pediatric stroke. So let’s get started and start making a chance!!!!