Colleen Fallon O'Connor

Colleen Fallon O'Connor
Started storing with Quorus Technology back in 2003 with my first child. I am now on my fourth baby and have stored with all the others! after watching my cousin at about 4 years old battle leukemia and I mean battle this cancer, I decided as an adult that's storing each of my kids' cord blood was an absolute necessity!! knowing that one's own cord blood will always be a perfect match for that same person if needed is all the assurance I need... I'm sure in 10 plus years researchers will find even more uses for cord blood... the storage fee every year is now $125 and to me that is well worth the piece of mind knowing that if any of my children get sick their cord blood from birth can potentially save them!!! People/friends (who have beautiful cars, homes and go on more vacations than God knows) often tell me the reason why they cannot store the blood is because initially its too expensive and yes I will not lie from what I recall it can be anywhere from $1,500 to 2,000 to store initially and that is only a one time fee... I forget what the initial yearly storage fee is now because we are in the process of storing as my baby is due at the very beginning of October but all of my other kids are about $100 per year... however let me just say that I am a school teacher; my husband is a mechanic... we live in a very very small house and we have never taken our children to Disney World which is our ultimate dream one day. my advice to anybody who's contemplating whether or not they should pay the money to store blood is that one day if you may need that cord blood for your child or even a sibling because cord blood can be used to save the life of a sibling, you will wish that you had not taken that trip to Disney World and stored your baby's cord blood!!! Trust me, I NEVER WANT MY CHILDREN TO ENDURE WHAT MY COUSIN WENT THROUGH :) I strongly urge you to do the research on cord blood or urge a friend who is pregnant!! You will never regret storing.... :) from one very happy Quorus Technology client x 4!!! :) FINALLY HAVING A BOY DUE 10/2/13 :) :) :) :)