Friday, March 15, 2013
LifebankUSA "Peace of Mind" Giveaway
LifebankUSA is hosting an awesome Britax car seat giveaway on their Facebook page. Three lucky people will win a Britax Marathon 70-G3 Convertible Car Seat valued at $231.99. I actually have this seat (you can find my review of it here.). I've trusted Britax car seats with my girls' safety for the past eleven years.
So what is LifebankUSA and why are they giving away three awesome Britax car seats? LifebankUSA is hosting this Facebook giveaway to spread the word about the "peace of mind" services they provide to expectant parents. They are the only company that offers cord blood, placenta blood and tissue banking -- and the first to release placenta-derived stem cells for a successful transplant -- New Jersey-based LifebankUSA is a technological leader that is pioneering key medical innovations in the field. Owned by the Celgene Corporation, a world-class biopharmaceutical company, LifebankUSA also operates a robust donation program and collects cells from anywhere in the US for use primarily in advancing medical research.
What are the benefits of banking cord blood? Through cord blood banking, you can collect and preserve potentially lifesaving stem cells, and doing so could one day save the life of your child or a blood relative. You can bank even more stem cells by collecting them from 2 usable sources of stem cell-rich blood: the umbilical cord and the placenta. This service is called Placental and Cord Blood Banking, and it's available only from LifebankUSA. Whether you choose Placental and Cord Blood Banking or Cord Blood Banking alone, there are many important reasons to choose LifebankUSA.
Why choose LifebankUSA? When you bank with LifebankUSA, we include tissue banking (tissue from the placenta) for free.* Placental tissue contains mesenchymal cells (MSCs) and MSC-like cells. While stem cells found in cord blood and placenta blood have been used to successfully treat patients, there are currently no approved uses for stem cells derived from the umbilical cord or placenta tissue. Possible therapeutic applications are in early research stages and LifebankUSA's parent company is actively involved in their development.
LifebankUSA will store the placenta tissue for you as part of our complete banking package using our cryogenic tanks for long-term preservation. In the event your baby's tissue cells are ever needed for future therapies, the tissue may then be processed and cultured using available technology at that time.† Tissue banking is just one more layer of protection and peace of mind offered by LifebankUSA.
The LifebankUSA "Peace of Mind" Car Seat Giveaway runs from now until April 30th. Head over to LifebankUSA's Facebook page and enter for a chance to win a great carseat that will take your child from infancy to kindergarten.
*Storage fees apply after the first year
†Clients will be responsible for the cost of shipping the tissue and any culturing or expansion of the cells.