Posted: Jul 14, 2010
Many expecting parents are not aware of the medical value of stem cells from a newborn’s umbilical cord or the options for preserving them. That’s why July has been designated as Cord Blood Awareness Month by the National Health Information Center and a society of the American Hospital Association. If you don’t know the facts, check out the Cord Blood Education Center developed by CBR.
Many parents are also unaware that if you divide out the total cost of cord blood processing and annual storage at CBR for the first 18 years of a child’s life, banking a newborn’s cord blood costs less than a typical cell phone plan—about $18 per month.
But having a baby involves many costs – and they all hit the family budget at about the same time. That’s why this year during Cord Blood Awareness Month, we want to make expectant couples aware of a unique program that allows friends and families to contribute the entire cost of cord blood banking: The CBR Gift Registry.
Through The CBR Gift Registry, expectant parents can receive contributions toward both the initial collection and processing fees as well as the annual storage costs. Inviting friends and family members to contribute is easy: After you’ve enrolled in The CBR Gift Registry, you can send customized email announcements or print contribution cards to include in baby shower invitations.
Starting this month, parents can sign up for The CBR Gift Registry even before enrolling in CBR’s service. It’s a gift for life that your newborn won’t outgrow.