I figured there would already be a thread on this but if there is I can't find it..
So, has anyone given this any thought? Anyone planning on it? Definitely not? Why?
In true bump fashion...here's a list of what's been running through my head on it:
1- Obviously if LO or anyone else ever needs it, this is your only chance to save it.
2- The odds of someone in the family needing it and being able to use it are something like 1/5000 from what I've read.
3- Past childhood, there's a chance that there won't be enough for it to be therapeutic.
4- BUT, if it ever does become necessary, obviously none of the drawbacks matter.
5- It's expensive to collect initially ($1500-$2000-ish I think) but not so bad yearly after that ($150-ish?)
6- There are all kinds of new diseases and disorders and defects that they're looking into treating with stem cells but who knows how long it will be before it's approved as an actual treatment.
Has anyone done it for a previous LO?