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The cost of private cord blood banking may seem low compared to your child's first car or first semester of college, but for new parents faced with new expenses such as diapers and formula, it may seem out-of-reach. If you are considering banking your child's cord blood, this article explains what you are purchasing, and examines if the expense is worth it.
Like many parents, you may have picked up a brochure at your OBGYN’s office that describes umbilical cord blood banking. These brochures make it seem as if banking cord blood is one more thing that a responsible parent can do to secure a child’s future. At $2-3,000 for a setup fee and $1-200 a year afterwards, the fee is lower than your child’s first car or a semester of college. However, before you send in a check, you should know all the pros and cons about banking cord blood.