No Need For "Tester Gifts" With Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells
Recently, my sister gave my daughter a graduation gift. As she handed it to her, she said "Please tell whether or not you like it. If you don't, I won't be offended". My daughter opened the small box, smiled broadly, and thanked her aunt for a beautiful necklace. However, my sister was not convinced of my daughter's sincerity. "You are always so polite and kind", she said. "I should have given you an ugly "Tester gift" before giving you the necklace to make certain you were being truthful." "But what if I liked the 'ugly gift'?" my daughter asked. "Then you would have terrible taste!" her aunt exclaimed.
Almost every gift is appreciated. However, if you are invited to a baby shower, the gift that will be most sincerely accepted is a donation to the new baby's cord blood stem cell account. It is the kind of gift for which no "tester" is necessary. When you help a young family afford cord blood stem cells, you are saying that you know that cord blood stem cells offer special ways to keep baby healthy. There are many benefits of saving cord blood that are both tangible and intangible. With almost eighty diseases that respond to stem cell treatments, the thousands of babies that are alive today because of stem cell storage are as tangible as it gets. Yet, the intangible benefits are almost more important. Every parent worries about their child from the time of conception. With cord blood storage, a measure of protection and calming of nerves is provided. With your gift, feel free to give cord blood facts so that everyone in the room will know why you have chosen to give this gift and perhaps you will encourage others to do the same. Hopefully, the cord blood stem cells that your gift helped this young family store, will never be used. However, if they are used, you can be certain you will have solidified your position as "favorite aunt"!