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post #21 of 24
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Originally posted by bec
My understanding is that, even when you do bank cord blood, you don't have access to your baby's blood should you need it in the future. It just goes into a general pool, and you would get whatever was available at the time.
Get the $%## out of here... Really???? That stinks. It's not advertised like that! So then, what's the point of "banking * your * babies cord blood?"
post #22 of 24
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As was stated earlier, and I believe to be true, there are two types of cord blood banking. The first type is a private service, where you pay a lot of money to verify that you have access to your own cord blood. The second type is cheap or free -- and it goes into a generic cord blood bank where they match people who need the blood with their own type. Or something like that.

It would be really helpful if Mothering did an article!
post #23 of 24
exactly. The reason to donate blood is because the more there is the more likely they are to find a match for someone else. And who knows, if you know the bank it is going to they may very well still have your childs blood should the need arise. It is just like donating any other blood. You give so that the supply is high for whoever needs it and hope that if you should ever need some there is same there for you.

After giving this more thought I am sure Avas cord had to stop pulsing before they cut the cord. I don't see why they just don't do both. I suppose most Dr.s don't relize you can do both.
post #24 of 24
Now we hopefully have everyone on board about what private banks are and what public banks are...

as for the blood typing question EmmaJean, that takes very little, so it's likely it can be done even if you delay clamping. Ask your provider.
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