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Yay! I got my cord blood donor confirmation in the mail today


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May 14th, 2013, 04:02 AM
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And a big pink sticker to stick to the front of my file.

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May 14th, 2013, 06:49 AM
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Oh is that a public donation program? If so, I'm jealous. I don't think private banking is worth it, but I would have totally jumped on the chance for public donation. Unfortunately, the closest hospital to me that does that is three hours away. At least my doctor is for delayed cord clamping. I'd be highly upset if the cord blood went to waste both ways.
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May 14th, 2013, 07:28 AM
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i'm going to ask my OB about this at my next appt. i think donating is a fabulous idea!!! i'm obviously a big science geek and already have my wishes known that my body will be donated to science when i pass. yay research!
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May 14th, 2013, 12:03 PM
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Yay!
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May 14th, 2013, 12:10 PM
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I'm so jealous! I was going to donate the baby's cord blood but my sister-in-law has had leukemia, which exempts us from doing it (since you can't donate if a close relative has had leukemia).
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May 14th, 2013, 01:04 PM
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So cool! I am totally jealous. I really, really want to do cord blood banking but I just don't think I can afford it. Also, I asked and apparently my hospital doesn't do cord blood donation for some reason. Weird. Anyways, congrats!
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May 14th, 2013, 02:28 PM
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Yep, it's public donation.

Only 3 hospitals have the facilities for it in my state, luckily my local is one of them.
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