Ash-Abhi banks Aaradhya’s stem cell
Proud and sensible parents Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan opted for banking stem cells of Aaradhya when she was born and Ash made an appeal to all the parents to bank the stem cells of their child when they are born if they can afford rather than spending in other luxury items.
"I was aware about stem cell banking as a development probably out of my interest in the medical field as most of my friends are doctors. I have been aware of this way before I got married. I was always fascinated by it. Any research and development in general let alone in science and healthcare has always been of interest to me," she said.
"The beauty of this association fulfils the wish of social encouragement. It is addressing a mindset that is fairly new to our country at large. I am happy to contribute, educate and make people aware about this scientific development," she added.
Aishwarya was speaking at the event of Life Cell, a biotechnology company. She added the process has become much cheaper now-a-days and they urged the parents to opt for it.
"Families and friends can come together to make this
gift possible in a parent`s life. We traditionally buy so many things for expecting
parents," the 39-year-old said here at the launch of the initiative
Aishwarya revealed that even she and husband Abhishek opted for stem cell
banking when their daughter Aaradhya was born.
"I had always banked that thought even before I got married. At that point of time we were contacted by a lot of companies and closer to the date we interacted extensively with Life Cell. Once were convinced we went ahead with the decision to bank with Life Cell," Aishwarya said.
Aishwarya urges expecting parents to look at it as a sensible investment.
"To those who can afford it, we really look at a lot of expenses. A lot of indulgences are so easily spent upon that somehow this thereby seems like a sensible investment," Aishwarya said.
Aishwarya said that motherhood is a blessing for her.
"Change is constant in life. Every experience contributes to change and growth, making you hopefully a better human being. Becoming a mother has been a blessing and I cherish this gift from god," Aishwarya said.
"Aaradhya (her daughter) is a wonderful blessing in our lives and she is very special and it is a loving fulfillment. I am grateful for this experience," she said.