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Image courtesy of D.O.A http://www.flickr.com/photos/d_o_a/

While raising awareness for cord blood preservation I have spoken to many different people. I often times encounter the same question. ” Isn’t it really expensive?” The answer is NO.  But then again, can you put a price on a life?

The cost of private cord blood banking can rang anywhere from $800 to $3,000 depending on the cord blood bank.  However most banks offer very reasonable payment plans.  It is a small price to pay to ensure that your babies cord blood will be used at your decression. 

Let me ask you this: “Do you have a cell phone?” “Do you watch cable?” ”Do you go on vacations?” These are all things you CAN live without! Now let me tell you what you would find unbearable to live without: YOUR FAMILY! Currently the stem cells found in cord blood can treat 75 different diseases.  This doesn’t  include the revolutionary research being conducted every day which is increasing this number!

  If you cannot afford to privatly bank the cord blood then you have  the option of public cord blood banking.   With this option you can donate the blood to research or choose to have it stored in hopes of it being a match for someone.

I cannot express to you how lucky I am to have parents who loved me enough to know the value of this life saving resource!  Everyday I make it my mission to educate people about cord blood. Without it I wouldn’t be living…..and I don’t mean just living I am living, and pursuing all of my dreams.  When I count all my blessings I get a smile on my face.

DON’T throw life away, SAVE a life, SAVE the Cord!

Please help me spread awareness of this incredible miracle! You can help by updating your status on facebook and twitter!

Together We CAN Help Save Lives,

Natalie Curry