One of the things we prepared for during Z’s birth was our application with CordLife. This is a service wherein your baby’s cord blood will be stored in a high-tech facility, and should the need to use it arise, you’d be able to get it. Needs for the cord blood ranges from a lot of medical conditions like Diabetes, certain types of cancer, and not from anything vain.
My husband has known about cord blood long before we were expecting a child. One of his brothers was diagnosed with a rare brain disease. One of his attending doctor mentioned about enrolling him in a cord blood transfusion but looking for a match may take some time and will be very expensive. Sadly, he succumbed to the disease. And now my husband knows the importance of having our child(ren)’s cord blood banked, in cases such as this.
So it would not be any different this time. We’ve already contacted our CordLife representative and we’ll finalize our application by next week. I just feel more secured having this on the last trimester but they have discounts when you enroll during the first trimester. Yes, it may be additional expenses but we really see the need for it, now that science has been advancing. Besides, they have a lot of plans like that of educational plans, which payments are spaced throughout, making it not that heavy on the wallet.
Now, CordLife is also offering MetaScreen for free to everyone who will bank their baby’s cord blood with them. MetaScreen is a newborn test which will help in identifying 100 kinds of inborn errors of metabolism which is said to be the cause of 10% of SIDS cases. This is a non-invasive kind of test wherein your newborn’s urine is collected 48 hours after giving birth. I feel that this will also give me a peace of mind, knowing how praning of a mom I am.
For more information, download Cordlife’s free infopack at www.cordlife.ph or call (02) 3321888 to know how you can invest in your children’s future.
Disclaimer: I am not in any way connected to CordLife other than the company’s client. This is not a sponsored post. Just sharing information I’ve gathered.