Save the Children: Haiti Relief Fund

07 February 2010

Cord blood, which is usually discarded following delivery, is blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta at the time of birth. It is rich in stem cells, which are special cells normally found in our bone marrow. Stem cells are the master cells which forms the white cells that fight infection, the red cells that carry oxygen, the platelets that promote clotting and the cells of our immune systems.

Stem cells from umbilical cord blood have already been used for such wide-ranging diseases and conditions as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia, sickle cell disease, severe anemia's and severe combined immunodeficiency. And experimentation for expanded uses of stem cells holds great promise. There's an ongoing research for a number of potential medical miracles for the treatment of cardiac and neurological diseases, to name a few.

Cells taken from your newborn are a perfect match for your baby for his or her lifetime. For example, in the event your child contracts a disease, which must be treated with chemotherapy or radiation, there is a probability of a negative impact on the immune system. While an autologous (self) transplant may not be appropriate for every disease, there could be a benefit in using the preserved stem cells to bolster and repopulate your child’s blood and immune system as a result of complications from other treatments.

Cryo-Cell Cord Blood Bank has helped over 200,000 families worldwide preserve their newborn's umbilical cord blood for potential use against many diseases since 1992. Along with cord blood banking, Cryo-Cell Cord Blood Bank is pioneering the way in research, to find more solutions to preserve stem cells in a noncontroversial way.

January of this year, we all witnessed the terrible news about the earthquake that devastated Haiti Throughout February, Cryo-Cell will donate $25 from each enrollment to the “Save the Children: Haiti Relief Fund”. You have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preserve your baby's cord blood and also lend a hand in helping rebuild the future for the children of Haiti. All you have to do is enroll now!


Ailee Verzosa said...

i also have a widget for saving haiti victims...

BTW..check out my dad's north american adventure! have a great day!!!

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