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Louise Roe on why she chose Biovault Family to bank her daughter’s umbilical cord blood

Louise Roe, a television presenter, model fashion, journalist and influencer, chose to bank her baby daughter Inès’ umbilical cord blood with Biovault Family in May, 2021. Louise is married to Mackenzie Hunkin and the couple have another daughter Honor who was born in 2018. We caught up with Louise to ask her about her experience […]

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Stem cell therapies and severe Covid – A fascinating discovery

Chemistry graduate and Ph.D student Michael Greenwood has written a fascinating article about recent clinical trials into stem cell therapies which could help treat severe Covid. Thanks to him and to for publishing the article, which we’ve translated into plain English for you.  Dangerous immune responses to severe Covid Severe Covid messes with the […]

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The birthing ball – Your best friend before, during and after birth

What is Birthing Ball? It’s a big, squashy plastic ball, not unlike those you see at the gym or use in a yoga lesson. Imagine a Space Hopper and you’ll get the general  idea. So why are they so popular? Birthing balls are amazing for all sorts of reasons before, during and after the birth […]

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How stem cell treatments help ease Muscular Dystrophy

Compassionate-use experiments have revealed an extraordinary result. It looks like stem cell treatments may provide a way to ease muscular dystrophy (MD). While stem cells can’t cure the condition, their proven properties could help the symptoms. What is ‘compassionate use’ in drug testing?  ‘Compassionate use’ means making a new, unapproved drug available to a seriously […]

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Celebrating National Breastfeeding Month

Did you know that almost 68% of women in the UK start breastfeeding, but just 48% carry on for more than 6-8 weeks? At the same time the WHO recommends six full months of breast feeding.  Breast feeding doesn’t always come naturally and many women just can’t manage it for a variety of reasons. If that’s you, there’s […]

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What to consider when choosing a cord bank?

The science behind stem cells is complex, but there’s no reason why choosing a cord bank should be complicated. Look at it this way. Cord blood stem cells are simply a kind of medical treatment. This means you use the same common sense parameters you’d use when pinning down any kind of medical support. That […]

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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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Why does cord blood deserve an awareness month?

July 2021 marks Cord Blood Awareness Month. So why does cord blood deserve an awareness month? It matters because cord blood banking still isn’t mainstream, but we all need to know how to help secure the future health of our children, from birth to old age. More parents deserve to understand the many benefits of […]

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10 best books on maternal health

Relaxing when you’re pregnant is good for you and your baby and reading a book at night is the perfect way to wind down. It’s a match made in heaven! It also helps to know: What to expect of your body The changes your body goes through How pregnancy affects your emotions The changes you […]

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