(Closed) Cord Blood Bank Gift

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Is banking the cord blood a good gift?
    Yes : (20 votes)
    59 %
    No - Explained why below : (14 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think if it’s something the parents would do anyway/want to do but couldn’t justify the cost then it’s a great idea!

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    No, I don’t think it would be. There are yearly storage fees, so you would need to remember to pay it every year or it will fall to them, which doesn’t make it a gift. 

    Post # 6
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    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I voted no. I would just prefer to give (and receive) a more practical gift that can be used for the baby. Since the couple has to buy so much new stuff when they have a baby, IMO gifts should be things that they would otherwise have to buy on their own.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @AB Bride:  Ok, good to know. Then it really just depends on the couple. Personally I probably wouldn’t want it as a gift, because having researched this a decent amount, even if your child does contract some type of serious disease, depending on the disease the cord blood cells may have the markers for it as well, so there is not a strong likelihood that a baby’s own cord blood will be more useful than cord blood from a public bank (which has more issues with rejection but may not have the same issues I mentioned above). But if it is something you know the mother would want to try, then sure, go for it.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Is this something they asked for?

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    If they’ve identified it as something that they want/need then absolutely. We tried to bank DD’s cord blood but they couldn’t get enough.

    Post # 10
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    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Only if it were a situation where the parents really wanted it but weren’t able to afford it. And I would have to know them very well.

    Post # 11
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    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    i think its unusual but quite a good gift actually. id appreciate it if i were pregnant

    Post # 12
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    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it would depend on the couple – personally, I would find it strange, but if it was something they wanted to do, then its a great gift.

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Definitely dicuss it with them.

    I did delayed cord clamping when my baby was born, which means all the cord blood went into the baby. Cord blood banking isn’t an option with delayed cord clamping.

    Post # 15
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    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @AB Bride:  i think it’s a very generous and thoughtful gift, and one that i would absolutely love to receive. however, it is extremely expensive; especially if you’re looking into paying for the storage fees. my only thought is that knowing the cost of the gift may make them feel uncomfortable.

    Post # 16
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    1572 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think yes, because I would personally love this as a gift. I don’t think we will be banking cord blood because of the price, but it is something that would definitely be nice to have! I definitely agree it is a good idea to discuss it with the parents first.

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