Top Trends in Baby Gifts! Why Giuliana and Bill Rancic Registered for Cord Blood Registry? Just like any other mom, celebrity moms have a lot to juggle – baby, career and household chores. Even before baby arrives, there are dozens of choices to make daily, and believe us, celebrity moms struggle with those decisions just like you.
Now, more than ever, we’re seeing Hollywood moms make one pre-due date decision almost effortlessly: umbilical cord banking. This isn’t just a hot trend – this is a gift for your family that you’ll keep long after baby gadgets and clothes are outgrown.
Cord blood stem cells are being used today to help cure diseases like leukemia and certain other cancers, while both cord blood and tissue are being researched for their potential in regenerative therapies to help the body repair itself in traumatic brain injury or cartilage damage. (FYI: siblings have an up to 25% chance of being a match so if you didn’t bank your first baby’s cord blood it is even more important to bank your second or third.)