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Cord blood matters to me: Ricky Martin

Business leader, biochemist and now father to newborn Alexander, Ricky Martin is a busy man. Yet the 2012 winner of The Apprentice always seems to have time for others.  When Ricky and his wife Gemma realised how few of their peers were familiar with the facts of stem cell therapy, they decided to share the […]

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Cord blood banking matters to me: Zoe and Harris

As a retired midwife, Zoe’s mum was aware of umbilical stem cell banking and encouraged the couple to find out more about the process. We spoke to them a week before Zoe was due to give birth about their hopes for the future as a family. Zoe: “My mum was based in a hospital and […]

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Cord blood banking matters to me: Zoe and Brendan Cole

We’re privileged to be named in hundreds of couple’s birthing plans and to play a tiny part in their journey to welcoming new life. In 2018 we were able to help dancer Brendan Cole and wellness blogger Zoe Cole to protect their young family’s health. The couple already had a daughter, Aurelia, and were considering using the once in […]

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An interview with the founder of the Prenatal Classroom

We’ve been working closely with Dr Anastasia Alcock who founded the Prenatal Classroom to provide comprehensive, evidence-based information and support for pregnant women. Here are her views on the challenges facing first-time mums, growing a business and why awareness of cord blood should be higher. 1. Anastasia, what sparked your idea to set up the […]

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Cord blood banking matters to me: Natalie Pinkham

You may know Natalie as Sky Sports F1 presenter. We know her as a woman expecting her first child, and now as mum of Wilfred. When we first met Natalie, she was already interested in preserving her child’s umbilical stem cells – the question was, which UK bank was best for her family. We were […]

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Cord blood banking matters to me: Gina Mellotte

Professional Voiceover Artist Gina Mellotte recently gave birth to her first child, a baby girl.  Before she gave birth she decided that cord blood banking was something she wanted to do.  Here’s what she had to say: When did you first hear about cord blood banking? During our antenatal class. I just thought “This is […]

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Cord blood banking matters to me: Naomi Keep, mother of twins

Naomi Keep, who recently gave birth to twins, talks about her awareness of the potential of cord blood and why she decided to store her twins’ umbilical stem cells with Biovault. 1. When did you first hear about cord blood banking? I became aware of it after a scan that indicated there could be potential […]

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10 cord blood facts every new parent should know

As more and more parents discover the healing properties of cord blood, delayed cord clamping and placenta encapsulation have become hot topics, sometimes eclipsing the important message that cord blood stem cells save lives. So what should you know about umbilical cord blood? 10 cord blood facts every new parent should know: Cord blood is a […]

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How to care for baby’s umbilical cord stump

Taking care of your newborn baby’s umbilical cord stump is one of the first challenges of parenthood and can be a nerve-wracking experience. Here are 5 simple steps to help you keep your little one’s budding belly-button healthy and happy. Shortly after your baby’s birth, her umbilical cord will be clamped and cut 2-3 cm […]

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