- Private storage of one's own cord blood is unlawful in Italy and France, and it is also discouraged in some other European countries.
- The policy of the American Academy of Pediatrics states that the odds of using one's own cord blood is less than .00075%
Apparently it is National Cord Blood month. We have been courted by multiple cord blood companies. I used to think that if I had it to do all over again I'd fork over the $2K and the annual fees, because peace of mind is invaluable. However, in the back of my mind I kept wondering why we were being courted? Why if this was such a great thing wasn't it just done for all babies? I just did a teeny tiny bit of research, and found this (Thank you Wikipedia, a non-profit that we support.) :