My father has leukemia and we are searching for a stem cell match. I am 33 weeks pregnant with twins and would love to have their cord blood checked (I know it's a long shot, but I want to explore every option). I am running into some hiccups: Most banks won't accept TWINS as donors (why I have no idea...). Also, the hospital I am delivering at only does PRIVATE banking, not PUBLIC, with the exception of collecting for an immediate family member. Unfortuantely, a grandparent is a second degree relative so I do not qualify.
Before I give up my exhausting search, I thought I would do one final reach out to you lovely ladies! Any insights on twin banking for use of a family member?!
Also, while I am at it, it would mean the world to me if you spread the word and get on the bone marrow registry... you could be the key to saving someone's life!
ME: 32; DH: 34; TTC since 3/2014; Diagnosed Unexplained Infertility 2/2015
3/2015-5/2015 IUI #1-3 with clomid + trigger: CP + 2 BFN
6/2015 Prep for IVF + ICSI + Assisted hatching
7/2015 17 high-quality blasts, transferred 1 & froze 16
8/2015: IVF#1 BFN; prep for FET
9/2015: Transferred 2 top grade hatching day 6 blasts
10/2015: 10dp6dfet 754!! 13dp6dfet 2327!! 15dp6dfet 4919!!
Present: TWO heartbeats and all is well!! G/B TWINS Due Date: 6/16/16