This week at Plum District we are doing something big. We are partnering with FamilyCord to provide discount of half off cord-blood collection and storage services for expecting moms. Cord-blood collection can be pricey — usually about $2,000 ($4,000 if you have twins like I do!). As parents we want to have the best medical options for our kids, but sometimes the investment can be a barrier to getting them.

To be able to offer families this choice makes me realize how much I love my job—this week I get to offer a deal that could really make a difference in the long run!

Umbilical-cord blood offers a controversy-free source of stem cells, which scientists agree are one of the most promising medical therapies. They’re currently used to treat 80 life-threatening disorders including cancers, immune-system deficiencies, and bone-marrow deficiencies. There is also research being conducted into their use to treat cerebral palsy, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and spinal-cord injury.

As parents, we hope that collecting cord blood is a precaution that we will never have to use. If that time should come, though, we want families to have the choice to prepare themselves with the best medical options.

This is an important decision so please do your research! This offer will be available for a full week. We visited the Family Cord cryobank a number of times and saw firsthand why it is respected as one of the world’s leading facilities for cord-blood stem-cell collection, processing, and storage. The only doctor-owned and -operated facility serving all 50 states and more than 30 countries worldwide, Family Cord has earned its reputation.