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The Mother’s Day Gift of Life


Last mother’s day as a belated gift, I gave my mom her first granddaughter! I’m  was pretty young when I first had my child and the money to save my child’s umbilical blood was not there. I’ve read for about this procedure and learned a lot and have decided that with my next child I will probably be saving my child’s cord blood as it a precious gift that could save their life or one of their siblings.

You should know that every baby’s umbilical cord contains stem cells, which are special cells found in bone marrow. These stem cells are the ‘master cells’ that form all of the other cells found in our blood – the white cells that fight infection, the red cells that carry oxygen, the platelets that promote clotting and immune system cells.

Here is a testimonial from a Cryo-Cell International Client:

“My children are the most precious gifts that I will ever have and I want to do everything I can to make sure they are well. While I was pregnant with my first child, I would see articles and ads about cord blood and it bothered me that it was so expensive but what if I one day needed this blood. The reality of having only one chance or it really went in the garbage kept me wondering if I would regret not investing. What if he had cancer or his dad or I were sick, would that blood have been the cure? Through research, I came across Cryo-Cell International, Inc., a company with the most reasonable rates and the assurance of two holding facilities.

When I was pregnant with my second child, we wondered if one bank was enough? Finances were tighter and should we spend the money? Then we realized that his brothers blood might not match for the new baby. The next day, stories were breaking about how Cord blood had saved or changed the lives of children, one cancer, one cerebral palsy. Then we discovered that a friend was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. He didn’t bank his daughters blood and wished he had. Three years prior, I lost a friend to renal cancer when she was 29. We felt like it was our answer.

We are just beginning to see miracles that this blood can bring. We have two “life insurance policies”, that is how we look at it. If anyone in the family gets ill, there is a chance that the blood could save our lives. If we don’t use it, then it is there for our son’s children.”

mother of Parker and Davis

Cryo-Cell International Client

If you are considering about doing this, take banking your baby’s cord blood with Cryo-Cell U-Cord Blood Bank to heart. They are one of the world’s largest and most established family cord blood banks, with over 175,000 clients worldwide. In the US and Puerto Rico, there is no charge to have them send a courier directly to your bedside – and there is no enrollment fee at all either. They even have a variety of payment plans and financing options that can help families on any kind of budget. Their U-Cord® Service also offers a $50,000 Product Quality Guarantee, and they also provide a $10,000 Cryo-Cell Cares™ payment if you end up needing to use the cord blood for a transplant, to help with personal expenses. Best of all – if you enroll with them now, they will lock in your pricing for any future children that you may have.

You can see how they compare in price to other leading companies here.

How about giving the gift of life this Mother’s Day?


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the Mom Buzz: Tomorrow Starts the HUGE SUMMER GIVE-AWAY

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Over $900 worth of prizes from other fabulous sponsors include:

via the Mom Buzz: Tomorrow Starts the HUGE SUMMER GIVE-AWAY.
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Kissimmee Freedom Sweepstakes

Are you looking into planning your family summer vacation for this year? I know with the way things are in the economy some of us cut out our vacations altogether due to money issues. I want to let you know that there are still some steals and deals out there and if you were thinking about a vacation in Florida that you should reconsider scratching out those plans and defiantly check out what Kissimmee has to offer.


A vacation doesn’t have to be huge money pit. In Kissimmee, Florida there are lots of free, fun, and enjoyable things for the whole family to do. To name a few things to do, there’s Old Town, a great place to stroll through during the day or night to nab something to eat, to see some of the wonderful cars for the buff in your family among other things.

If I went to Kissimmee, I would most defiantly want to check out Kissimmee Lakefront Park along with the wonderful nature reserves that I’ve been reading up about. I love being outdoors sight seeing the beauty of nature while also photographing while hiking. I read that Lake Lizzie Nature Preserve has nesting eagles and endangered Whooping cranes. I’m sure my mom and mother in law would also love to visit the nature reserves too as they are both very talented photographers.

I know with all the money you’ll be saving by doing free things there, it would be quite easy to pull together and do something carefree like visit a water park with the kids, let Dad sneak off for a game of golf on their gorgeous greens, and I know it’d be nice for all of us mom’s to enjoy ourselves at the Canyon Ranch Spa Club!

So now that you know that there are a lot of great things to do in Kissimmee, you should start planning your vacation. And luckily Kissimmee is giving away three weekend getaways for 3 days/2 nights for two; and two week long vacations for four. Drawings will be held on or around 4/1/09 and 5/1/09 and 6/1/2009. Do enter the sweepstakes and you could maybe win a great vacation to Kissimmee for your family!


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