For first-time parents who are still unsure if you should store or donate your baby’s cord blood, here’s a consolidation of my research, as well as why we made the decision to store in 2018 (for our firstborn) and later in 2021 (for our second child) once more.
TLDR: we still believe storing your own baby’s cord blood in a private bank is the best choice. Read to find out why.
Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of misconceptions floating around on social media about the dilemma for parents on whether they should store or donate their baby’s cord blood. I’ve previously investigated this and debunked many of the misconceptions in a previous article here.
However, seeing that it has been a few years since my research, I decided to review it once more to see if anything has changed.