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Giuiliana & Bill Rancic Store Edward Duke’s Cord Blood After Health Scares

Thu, September 27, 2012 3:44pm EDT by 1 Comment
Bill Rancic baby Giuliana Rancic

The new parents to baby Edward Duke made the decision to bank their baby’s cord blood for future medical reasons. Would YOU do the same?

Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill Rancic have been longing to be parents for years, so when baby Edward Duke Rancic arrived on Aug. 29, the first-time parents were already extremely prepared — especially for their boy’s future health.

“You think of all the obvious things: the nursery, the stroller, the car seat… But then we also started thinking about some maybe not-so-obvious ways to prepare, like cord blood banking,” Giuliana and Bill wrote in their blog on

They said they were introduced to cord blood banking about 12 years ago when Giuliana’s first niece was born, and after Giuliana’s sister and their own OBGYN recommended banking, did their own research and visited the lab where Edward Duke’s blood would be stored.

“Some parents might ask us why we banked. After our own health scares and all that we went through to finally get pregnant, it was a no-brainer for us. We’ve always taken charge of our own health and wanted to do the same for our son even before he was born,” they added.

The reality couple said that because of the medial options it provides for their son, they wanted to store his stem cells in case they would ever need them — although, they added, they hope they never do.

Stem cells can be used to treat different kinds of cancers and blood disorders, including leukemia, sickle cell anemia, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

What do YOU think about banking cord blood HollyMoms? Would YOU do this for your baby? Let us know in the comments below!


— Christina Stiehl

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