So the cord blood bankers are calling me left and right. I’m 18 weeks pregnant and am trying to decide how I feel about cord blood banking. Did you choose to do it?
My friends with babies all roll their eyes and say it’s a scam and not to fall for it, but they don’t have autoimmune illnesses. They’re all healthy young men and women in their late 20s with no family history of disease. Though I’m widely known for not believing Type 1 will ever be cured (particularly in those of us who are decades in to this)…if my child were newly diagnosed with T1 and it was even possible that an infusion of cord blood could reverse or slow the autoimmune response for a year, two years…wouldn’t I hate myself that I turned my nose up at the ~$3,000 price tag? My husband is skeptical, but if I want it, he says we’ll do it.
Talk some sense into me, ladies. Did you do it? Would you do it? Do you have regrets either way? Do you think there’s a future in cord blood treatments?