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A 36-year-old female asked:

Mother in law has multiple myeloma. i am pregnant and wondering if blood cord banking might be of increased benefit to our family?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: It's like having insurance. It will be beneficial only if you or someone in the family needs it. Luckily chances are low that anyone will have the kind of illness that would call for using the stem cells. But if it is an expense the family can afford, it is worth doing.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Experimental: Consider contacting a cord blood company like CBR and asking to register. Autologous transplant (using your own treated blood) is part of the treatment for Multiple myeloma. Using cord blood is experimental. Your baby is not likely to be compatible enough with his/her grandmother to prevent graft vs host disease at this time.
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Last updated May 28, 2016

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