Pia Guanio-MagoTV Host and model
My sister-in-law and I got pregnant almost at the same time. When I heard that she banked her baby’s cord blood as a form of biological insurance, I knew that I had to do the same for my daughter, Scarlet. I learned that extracting cord blood is safe, pain-free and a quality source of stem cells that can be used to treat most dreaded diseases like blood and immunodeficiency disorders. When high statistics related to such illnesses and family history come into play, I know I made the right decision to protect my baby for life with cord blood banking.
Luzelle Atienza-ZataMother of three & Cordlife Cares recipient
My heart was broken in a million pieces when I found out that my first born was stricken with Leukemia at 2 years old. When almost all hope is gone, his pedia-oncologist recommended stem cells to help treat his illness. I recently gave birth to a healthy baby girl and through the help of Cordlife Cares Program, we were able to store the stem cells from her umbilical cord blood at no cost to us. Now we have a ready source of stem cells for her older brother! In the midst of all our worries and fears, Cordlife gave us hope that we can conquer the big C. I consider it as the wisest decision a parent could ever have, like getting a life security blanket to keep the family safe and warm in time of need.
Amy PerezHost and TV Personality
Prior to giving birth to my Isaiah, I had no idea about cord blood banking, moreso that it can help give my family more medical options when faced with a serious illness. Good thing a friend shared with me her decision to store her baby’s umbilical cord blood and the only stem cell bank she trusts – Cordlife. I am glad not only that our baby’s cord blood is stored locally for easy access, but also that it is safe 24/7 in a highly secure storage facility. As a mom nothing matters the most than my child’s welfare & health, and I thank Cordlife for helping me secure it.
Lara Quigaman-AlcarazActress and Beauty Queen
As first time parents, Marco and I had no idea what to expect when we get to finally meet the little man destined to complete our family – baby Noah. We actively tried to develop our parenting IQ, from how to change a diaper to the many diseases that could threaten my baby’s future. I still remember my sense of relief having found out that we could provide him biological protection through stem cell banking. With only one chance to collect, I knew we have to choose only the best stem cell bank to safekeep Noah’s stem cells. That’s why I chose Cordlife. Nothing feels better than being able to store my baby’s umbilical cord blood with the largest and most experienced network of cord blood banks in South East Asia.
Gillian Akiko Thomson-Guevara3-time Olympian, gold medalist SEA Games and entrepreneur
Saving our first-born's cord blood stem cells was a no-brainer for my husband and me. As new parents we want to be able to provide the best options we can for Noah; we'd also like to try and start preparing for his future. Cord blood banking does both for us. We don't know if or when we'll be needing the stored cord blood stem cells, but it gives us a sense of security and peace that, should we ever need it, the best solutions are available to us.
We chose Cordlife for 2 reasons – their service quality and the fact that they have a facility in Manila. It just made a lot more sense to us and we're so happy we did it!
Lexi Schulze Berenguer-TestaTV Host and Magazine Editor
Cord blood banking was a completely new concept to me when I had my first child, but I had read up on it due to the fact that my mom was diagnosed with stage 3b cancer the year prior to my pregnancy – and I wanted to do my tiny part in perhaps saving a family member’s life down the line. With percentages high on potentially saving lives within my family – I knew that I wanted to do this for those I love more than life itself.
Tintin Bersola-BabaoTV personality
This is one of the best decisions I have made in this second pregnancy of mine – to store my baby’s cord blood and preserve the stem cells, which could save the life of the baby, his siblings, even us parents – if and when the need arises in the future.
Gladys Reyes-SommereauxActress, TV Host
As a mother of three, I have been seriously considering how I could ensure a better and safer future for my kids and my family. Cord blood banking is a gift for us, and I can definitely say that I feel very secured and confident of our family’s health now. I’m proud to be one of the many Cordlife moms who made a life-changing decision by banking my baby’s cord blood.
Giselle SanchezTV personality
Cordlife is an investment, just like bonds, stocks and savings. The difference is no matter how much interest you get in bonds and portfolio savings, you can’t save your child’s life should he/she be stricken with a life-threatening disease (God forbid). With cord blood stem cells and proper medical technology, Cordlife may be able to save the day.
Mark EscuetaRivermaya Band Founder
There is nothing like experiencing fatherhood for the first time. I felt blessed, but also nervous and protective of Jolina and our baby. I was worried about my son contracting a disease that we cannot fight. Good thing Cordlife was there to open our eyes on how storing his umbilical cord blood and cord lining is a life-saving decision for our family.
Jolina Magdangal-EscuetaTV personality, Artist
Mark and I wanted to make sure that we can continue to keep our baby safe once he’s out of my womb. We also wanted to have more medical options readily available in case the diseases that impacted our families - cancer and diabetes. We got our assuring answer from Cordlife – our steadfast partner in keeping our baby’s stem cells. We knew that Cordlife meant serious business when they said that they’ll partner with us in ensuring the safety of Pele’s stem cells, through Cordlife Care360°.
China CojuangcoMother and Chef
Being a first time mom, I want to make sure that I do everything right for my baby, Lucia, and my family. Part of this is being prepared for any health concerns, especially those that in the past were considered serious or even incurable. It is possible! We parents are always on the look-out for ways to spare our children from any threats, especially illnesses, of which many can be passed down from previous generations. I did my research on Cordlife. Aside from feeling more prepared for Lucia, her cord blood may also be used by family members as long as there is a match! The deal was sealed for us after seeing Cordlife’s solid list of families who successfully used their baby’s stored cord blood. Plus, their unique and patented technology called Cell Optima that can isolate two cell lines in the baby’s umbilical cord should the parents opt to store it as well. This is very important to us considering that we have a history of cancer and diabetes in our families. Our Cordlife experience has been nothing but hassle-free with a generous helping of heartfelt concern for my family’s well-being, from the first time we made an inquiry to the day I delivered my baby. And though it's something we hope we will never need to use, I can sleep better at night knowing that reliable hands are safekeeping my baby’s stem cells.