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    Hi girls and guys!

    I have been trying to get this out to my MANY girlfriends and family members who are currently pregnant and then I thought of you. If you are NOT considering storing your cord blood, PLEASE (beg...beg) consider donating your cord blood. IT CAN SAVE A LIFE in so many ways!!! So few people know about cord blood transplants as a possible alternative to bone marrow transplantation - mainly for CHILDREN due to the amount collected - for cancers, genetic diseases, and many more conditions. THERE IS NO HARM TO YOU OR YOUR BABY!!!

    Cryobanks International has a cord donation program. You can contact them at 800.869.8608 or www.cryo-intl.com

    Please consider it!!

    Thank you.

    Sharyn
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    Thank you so much for posting this! I have been meaning to look into it and everything I've seen re: Cord Blood is in regard to storage, not donation. I just sent away for more info, so we'll see how the process goes!

    Thanks again and happy holidays!

    Laura
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    Default RE: Donating cord blood...

    Laura,

    THANK YOU so much for your interest!!! :-) The great thing about donation, other than what I mentioned earlier, is that you can still request information up to Weeks 33-34. They just need the paperwork back to them by Week 35 to start the processing. It is so easy!!!!! And so worthwhile :-)

    Thank you...thank you!!

    Sharyn
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    Sharyn,

    Good for you for posting this! We banked Colin's cord blood because of a history of leukemia on both sides of the family, but otherwise we would have donated it. In fact, DH's life was saved by a bone marrow transplant. I highly recommend donating cord blood - there is NO risk or cost to mom or baby. You just need to start the process early enough, as someone mentioned.

    I hope that a few more people do this after reading your message!

    Lori & Colin 9/28/02
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    Thanks, Lori.

    It such an important matter that so few people know about. I just wish that I put up a more "appealing" subject title to draw more people :-(

    How is your husband doing now??

    Sharyn
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    Sharyn,

    DH will celebrate 10 years post-transplant at the end of May 2003! So, he's doing great. No relapses since his transplant, although it is always a long road to recovery.

    Lori & Colin 9/28/02
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    No! Great that you did this research. I always assumed I could just tell someone when the baby was born.

    shannon
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    Lori,

    That is wonderful!!! It is so great to hear of long-term survivors of BMTs :-) I have so many questions but they would be too personal... Your honey is a true miracle :-) Enjoy every moment together and I will pray that you will never need to use Colin's cord blood.

    Take care.

    Sharyn
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