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Guest Post: Deciding to Help Other Families Flourish

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BabyMaking the decision to donate eggs, sperm or a baby’s cord blood for public use has many potential benefits. It helps other families get through particular challenges that leave the family stagnant and ultimately cause problems that are not easily overcome. Understanding the benefits of providing a donation can help determine if the decision is right for personal beliefs.

The Cord Blood Donation:

Opting for a public cord blood banking donation is a decision that many mothers consider when they are planning to give birth. Whether to give the blood, store it personally or designate it to the trash bin is something every mother ultimately decides upon. Those who choose to donate the blood are giving families an opportunity to save someone from a serious disease.

While the particular benefits of using cord blood medically are still in the phases of research, it is a fact that cord blood can help patients who have leukemia and similar diseases related to the cells. Donating the blood can give a family hope.

Sperm and Egg Donations:

Men and women who decide to donate their eggs or sperm will find that they are helping families obtain very specific gifts: the children they’ve always wanted. A wide range of reasons exist that a family might not be able to have children without a donation. For example, a couple might find out that one or the other has a genetic mutation that prevents getting pregnant.

By offering to give sperm or eggs, it is possible for the family to gain more than just the ability to prevent genetic diseases passing onto their children, it is possible to give the family an opportunity to have children in the first place.

The donation of sperm or eggs from a man or woman gives hope that the couple might have that child they wanted despite the potential challenges that otherwise might arise. It provides hope that the couple can grow and become a family that flourishes rather than remaining stagnant as a couple and never seeing the growth that comes with adding children to a family unit.

Deciding to help other families flourish starts with giving. Donating sperm, eggs or cord blood is about helping overcome challenges that might make a family unhealthy and providing the gift of having something the couple has always wanted. Donating is a gift that ultimately provides hope, happiness and the ability to grow as a family.

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  • This is a very inspirational post. There are so many families who could benefit from this type of donation. I am thinking about looking into it further.
  • I have thought about donating my eggs to help another woman have a baby, I love being a mom and I would love to be a able to help others experrience motherhood as well
  • It's a hard decision to make to give your eggs or sperm anonymously. Cord blood I would do in a heartbeat, but passing along my genetic material is harder to wrap my mind around. If it was for a family member or close friend I think the decision might be a little bit easier. I know there are couples out there struggling with infertility that would be greatful for such a gift. It's tough for those on both sides of the coin. I'm so greatful that there are many who are willing and able to donate though so that those families can have a chance.
  • I would love to be an egg donor if I thought I could emotionally handle it. If more people would delay cord clamping and let the blood flow back to the baby where it should be,donating or storing it wouldn't be an issue,and the baby would be much better off! Nice post.
  • Wow I had never actually thought about doing this. We did donate cord blood with our last and would do it again if we had another. I have never thought about sperm or egg though.
  • I know this is a sensitive topic but all I know that the gift of life is one of the greatest gifts you can give and if this helps those that can't then I'm all for it!
  • i would love to donate an egg but my hubby wont let me! these are good options for people that dont want kids though...
  • Things like this weren't an option when I young (that I know of.) I gave blood but at the time that was all that was possible. My heart goes out to couples that want families and cannot. It is a miracle the things they are doing with blood stem cells. I hope eventually the newness of it wears off and people can begin accepting it for what it is a miracle rather from core blood or taken otherwise. Gladys P Gladys Parker recently posted..My Birthday Chronicle Review & Giveaway
  • I've thought about egg donation a few times .I would be soo happy to know one of my eggs got a happy loving home rather than sitting in my ovaries unused.but thats also my worry .If I did donate my eggs and this family who gets it ends up being a bad family or unloving or whatever.the unknown is what stops me from donating my eggs ,even though I know it would not be my child in some way it is ,it would share at least half of me .I would not sell my children ,so I won't sell or donate my eggs ,unless I knew the family extremely well and was almost garunteed this baby would have a good life and be loved .
  • I think I could do the cord blood but would have a hard time donating my eggs. Would be hard knowing that their could be a little piece of me out there. I think it is a very generous thing to do though!
  • Honestly I would have a hard time donating my eggs, it would be on my mind that I have a child out there and have no part of their life. I would have no problem donating cord blood and would have but I didn't know about that at the time. No one ever mentioned it before.
  • I would have totally donated if this were something that was done many years ago when I was young. Esp. the cord blood. I mean, if you cant afford to store it yourself, what harm is there in donating? The egg donation I also would have done! We have been lucky and blessed but I do know people who cannot have children and it is so true...what a gift!
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