I was initially skeptical of banking my newborn's cord blood - mostly due to its high costs and also its uses.
I asked around a few mothers/fathers on their decisions on why they chose to/chose not to do so - and I got many feedback.
I also read up on cord blood banking and its history, testimonials, its uses, etc.
Some says that it is not worth it of the many 'unknowns'. But some sees it in another perspective. Because of all these 'unknowns', there are future potentials.
We are in such a high-tech era and I believe many R&D is in place and future uses will be more and more in years to come.
Anyway, all in all, it is still a matter on what you believe in.
However, the decision to whether to bank in or not is once in a lifetime - during your newborns' birth.
Next is to choose between the 4 private companies available in Malaysia. StemLife, Cryocord, CellSafe & StemTech.
After much consideration, darlin' and I decided to choose StemLife...mainly because of the company's stability as it is a public-listed company in Malaysia.
Company's stability to us is very important because we cannot afford to have the company go bankrupt.
Anyway, we paid RM2500 for the enrollment fee including 1 year storage fee. From the 2nd year onwards, it is RM290 yearly for the storage fee. Pretty expensive...i know!
To us, this is another form of insurance for Little Angel.