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Research shows umbilical cord is the stem cell source that keeps on giving

In a paper published this week in medical journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy, researchers show that umbilical cord tissue can provide large volumes of stem cells over long periods. This evidence could lead to a dramatic increase in the number of stem cells available to patients from each stored umbilical cord, making cord tissue […]

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Monaco Nanny dreams of being a mum

For 16 years Maternity Nurse Laura Chelmick has been part of the family to some of Monaco’s most high profile residents. Now, she says, it’s her turn to be mum. Over the coming months, Biovault Family is joining Laura and her husband Ross in their adventure into parenthood. Laura and Ross hope to store their […]

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Stem Cells, Deafness & Hearing Loss

Hearing loss may soon be reversible, thanks to cord blood stem cell therapy Deafness in the UK…  840 babies are born each year with a significant hearing impairment About 1 in 1,000 children are deaf at three years of age 20,000 children between 0-15 years of age are moderately to severely deaf 42% of people […]

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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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Why Bank Umbilical Cord Tissue?

We’re familiar with the idea of cord blood banking and have read countless stories of the lives saved and enhanced by cord blood stem cell transplants. But why do Biovault Family offer umbilical cord tissue banking? Stem cells from cord tissue are not yet used therapeutically, so why are more and more families choosing to […]

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Third Stage of Labour: Natural or Managed?

The third stage of labour is finally a topic of conversation. While we’ve been able to have democratic discussions with our midwives and doctors about most of our birthing preferences for many years, the third stage of labour has long been veiled in approximately six parts indifference and four parts ignorance. After all, when you’re about […]

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Child safety and risky play

Child safety: a tricky balance Second only to cancer, accidental injuries are one of the UK’s biggest threats to children’s lives. “Accidents can be prevented” is the message of the organisers of this week’s Child Safety Week, “but there’s a balance to be struck. Children need to experiment, play and take risks.”(1) In fact there is […]

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