Giuliana and Bill Rancic are gearing up for baby – and planning to bank the baby’s cord blood. YAY!
At her recent baby shower, Giuliana Rancic received an array of wonderful presents.
She also got a present that could potentially save her child’s life one day. Giuliana tweeted “So thankful 4 all the fab baby shower gifts! Looking forward to banking w/@CordBloodRegistry like my sister did!”
Giuliana and Bill are arranging to have their newborn son’s umbilical cord blood stored shortly after birth. The blood in the umbilical cord is rich in healthy stem cells that can be used in transplants to treat a variety of illnesses, including leukemia and sickle-cell disease, or for certain injuries.
The Rancics, who are the new spokespersons for Cord Blood Registry (www.cordblood.com), believe that banking their son’s cord blood is a smart move, given Giuliana’s history of breast cancer at a young age.