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My sister-in-law (my husband’s brother’s wife) is due to have a baby girl next month.  She found that they have a cord transplant program where they would store the new baby’s cord blood and would be able to make it available for transplant for Hannah if needed.

I sent my genetics doctor an email asking if this is something we should look into, and he said it probably was a good idea!  We wouldn’t know if there was a match until testing can be done, but there would be a higher chance for a match than a random donor given that they would be cousins.  Depending on Hannah’s diagnosis, this could be an option.

I just love that last part.  Even if it doesn’t work out for some reason, what a wonderful gift my sister-in-law and brother-in-law have offered us.  But gosh, if it was an option, and it could save her life, wow!!!

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