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28th May is World Blood Cancer Day – cord blood can provide a cure

We look at how umbilical cord blood can help treat people with certain life-threatening diseases, including some types of cancers. Why do we have a World Blood Cancer day? Every 27 seconds, someone somewhere in the world is diagnosed with blood cancer. Bloodcancer refers to defects in the blood-forming system, which cause cancer cells to […]

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Why key influencers are banking their baby’s cord blood

Cord blood banking takes off in celebrity circles – why celebs are banking their babies’ cord blood. Stem cells are extraordinary. Those left in your baby’s cord blood after the birth is especially powerful, able to regenerate every kind of damaged blood cell. So far cord blood stem cells are being used to treat more than […]

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Biovault is a brilliant run company with compassion and heart

Portia Jett is married to British television, radio presenter and actor Ore Oduba and in October the couple had their second baby Genie, a brother to Roman. They chose to bank her precious umbilical cord blood with Biovault Family. Here they talk about their experience with Biovault Family. What was your experience like of umbilical […]

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Umbilical cord blood transplant cures a woman of HIV 

More than 40 years after the HIV virus was first encountered researchers are still fighting to develop ways to cure HIV, including a range of potential gene therapies. Now one New York woman has been cured of HIV, which remains one of humanity’s most ‘resilient’ viruses.  HIV AIDS arrived in the late ‘70s. By the […]

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What can cord blood be used for?

Imagine this. Your toddler has been diagnosed with leukaemia. They need a bone marrow transplant, but there isn’t a matching adult donor. They may die. Thankfully life-saving umbilical cord blood from stem cells, donated by an anonymous mum and her newborn baby, save your little one’s life.  It’s a true story.  If you’ve ever asked […]

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Umbilical Cord Blood: How long can UCB stem cells be stored?

By Michael Bardetti-Nixon BSc. LIBMS, Biovault Technical Ltd., Technical Manager / Persons Designate If you are already considering storing your eagerly awaited baby’s cord blood, the next question is, how long for? Does it expire? Biovault offer a range of storage terms. Arrangements can always be made at the end of the term, but what’s […]

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How does cord blood banking work?

Did you know it only takes a few short minutes to give your child protection that lasts a lifetime? We can collect and safely store your baby’s cord blood and tissue to give you a life’s worth of peace of mind. This is thanks to a simple, painless process laid out in a kit containing […]

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6 signs of a great Cord Blood Bank

We lead the way in cord blood banking, and we’ve been doing it since 2004. Our long-standing relationships with University of Plymouth and University College London support a team of top stem cell scientists. In 2017 our lead stem cell scientist, Shaun Mansfield, was awarded Knowledge Transfer Partnership funding. This was from Innovate UK to […]

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The approved umbilical cord blood treatments and therapies

Cord blood stem cells are changing lives, creating happiness for parents and families around the world. Cord blood is being used to treat everything from immune and metabolic disorders to blood cancers, proving that cord blood transplants and therapies really do work.  Here are just a few of the many conditions for which cord blood […]

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