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How can I bank my baby's cord blood?

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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Talk to nursery

Banking cord blood should be arranged before or at your admission to your birthing center. Asking for information from your ob, pediatrician, or birthing center.

In brief: Talk to nursery

Banking cord blood should be arranged before or at your admission to your birthing center. Asking for information from your ob, pediatrician, or birthing center.
Dr. Cory Annis
Dr. Cory Annis
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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics

In brief: Cord blood

You need to find out from either your OB or pediatrician about the companies that you can bank with.

In brief: Cord blood

You need to find out from either your OB or pediatrician about the companies that you can bank with.
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Paul Trani
Pediatrics

In brief: Your OB

Talk to your OB prior to your child's birth to make plans to bank your baby's cord blood - they are usually the medical providers who have direct access to these specimens in the peri-partum period (around the time of birth).

In brief: Your OB

Talk to your OB prior to your child's birth to make plans to bank your baby's cord blood - they are usually the medical providers who have direct access to these specimens in the peri-partum period (around the time of birth).
Dr. Paul Trani
Dr. Paul Trani
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Talk to L&D at hosp.

Prospective parents who are wanting to bank their baby's cord blood have to do some planning.
They have to select a cord blood bank ahead of time, so that company can send materials to the parents. Then the parents have to bring the materials to the hospital, and be sure that the obstetrician plus the labor & delivery staff all know that cord blood is to be collected.

In brief: Talk to L&D at hosp.

Prospective parents who are wanting to bank their baby's cord blood have to do some planning.
They have to select a cord blood bank ahead of time, so that company can send materials to the parents. Then the parents have to bring the materials to the hospital, and be sure that the obstetrician plus the labor & delivery staff all know that cord blood is to be collected.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Russell Faust
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Yes

There are several companies that will bank your baby's cord blood.
The reasons are largely theoretical: there are stem cells in cord blood that - theoretically - can potentially be used treat diseases that your baby (or even you or other family members) may develop some day. There is an annual fee to store (frozen) the cord blood.

In brief: Yes

There are several companies that will bank your baby's cord blood.
The reasons are largely theoretical: there are stem cells in cord blood that - theoretically - can potentially be used treat diseases that your baby (or even you or other family members) may develop some day. There is an annual fee to store (frozen) the cord blood.
Dr. Russell Faust
Dr. Russell Faust
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