Cast from Private Practice
Cast from Private Practice

Life is unfair, and often times we have to make decisions even when deciding seems virtually impossible.  We have to do what we feel is the best, what will benefit the most and will disappoint the least.

The most recent episode of ABC’s Private Practice had a perfect example of lifes unfair choices. Not only did this choice nearly tear a family apart, but it was a matter of life and death.  A young couple genetically conceives a perfect HLA match donor for their eight year old twin daughters who are both in the fatal stage Leukemia.

The girls are fading quickly and in desperate need of a transplant. The parents had the baby knowing  that they planned to use the babies cord blood to immediately cure the girls. It isn’t until after the cord blood is collected that the true tragedy strikes. Due to a low cell count in the cord blood, there is only enough to treat one twin. This terrible news leaves the parents with an unbearable decision. They must choose which girl will receive the cord blood and will survive, and in turn leave the other to succumb to her disease.

The parents choice becomes a little easier one one twin becomes very ill and weak, and at this point a cord blood transplant isn’t only a risk but is likely not help. At the end after several touching family moments, one twin is given a second chance at life with a cord blood transplant.

Deciding to save your babies cord blood will be one of the most important decisions you will ever make.  It is a form of biological life insurance for your family, so save the cord, save a life!

Together We CAN Help Save Lives,

Natalie Curry