Pregnancy Awareness Month is proud to present this week’s prize pack from ViaCord, a family cord blood bank. This week we are giving you a chance to win free cord blood banking service valued at approximately $2,250. You may enter via Facebook, Twitter and this website. Links to enter the contest and complete details are listed at the bottom of this blog post.
Cord Blood Banking with ViaCord
Every month thousands of parents choose to store their newborn’s umbilical cord blood as a way to preserve a valuable medical option for their family. Cord blood contains precious stem cells that can potentially be used today to treat nearly 80 life-threatening diseases, and cord blood research aims to find new treatment options for diseases like cancer, type one diabetes and heart disease. Since 1993 ViaCord has helped over 300,000 families utilize the healing power of their cord blood stem cells. To date, we’ve put more cord blood units in doctors’ and researchers’ hands — over 250 — than any other family bank.1
One Winner will be selected to receive the following service, for a single birth, from ViaCord: cord blood collection kit, shipping by courier, processing of cord blood and first year storage (approximate total value of $2,250). The Winner is responsible for storage fees after the first year and all other fees and costs related to the banking and retrieval of their baby’s cord blood that are not specifically set forth in the prior sentence. These include, without limitation, the responsibility for paying $125 per year to cover annual storage fees after the first year of storage, any fees related to the release of the cord blood unit for transplant, and any fees related to the delivery or collection of the cord blood unit imposed by third parties. All federal, state and local taxes related to receiving the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. ViaCord will not award any alternative prize, cash equivalent, or any other substitution of the Prize if, for any reason, the cord blood collection, processing or storage cannot take place. The Prize is non-transferable.
DISCLAIMER: Banking cord blood does not guarantee that treatment will work and only a doctor can determine when it can be used. There is no guarantee that cord blood will provide a cure or be a suitable treatment option for that child or a sibling. Transplant success is dependent upon many factors including disease type, patient condition, recipient-donor relationship and matching, and more. Use will be determined by a physician. Cord blood use for emerging treatments is experimental.
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You must enter to win. You may enter via all entry channels. The winner will have 7 business days to reply to our email which notifys them that they won. If the winner does not respond, an alternative winner will be chosen. Your name and entry information will not be used for any reason other than to contact you should you win. You must be a US resident to win.
1. Data on file. PerkinElmer, Inc. As of January 2013.