Androulla and Ioannis Yiappos
Androulla and Ioannis, of Hataitai, are the proud parents of Fotene and new baby Anthoulla, who are both CordBank babies.
When they were expecting Anthoulla, they entered Cordbank’s competition to be in the draw to win the full cost of registration, processing and storage (valued at $5,000). The competition was drawn on 31 October 2007, and Androulla and Ioannis were thrilled to hear they had won.
They first heard about banking stem cells through their midwife, who gave them a CordBank brochure. They both thought of it as an insurance policy for the future; an opportunity not to miss.
“My sister-in-law had also heard about it and we registered for our first baby Fotene,” said Androulla. “The process was very easy. It all went smoothly and was very straightforward.”
“I was very organised for my first baby, but registered a bit late for our number two, so this win was a truly unexpected surprise,” Androulla said. “You hear so many stories of children getting sick and we just wanted to do what we could for our kids. When I received the call from CordBank saying that we had won the registration, I told my husband that this is our lucky baby and that he should buy a lotto ticket now!”
“This win is a great help for our expanding family,” said Androulla’s husband Ioannis “We’re thrilled about our win and equally thrilled with the service that CordBank has provided for us and our childrens’ future health.”
Most people who bank baby stem cells are just like you. They are families who, in most cases, have no family history of disease. Like you, they believe in storing their newborn child’s stem cells as a valuable medical resource. It could be the greatest gift you will ever give.