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How much does stem cell storage cost?

Cord blood banking is hugely popular these days. The world’s 500 cord blood banks contain a total of more than four million cord blood samples, a number that’s increasing fast by around a quarter of a million every year. So why are parents paying good money to store their child’s umbilical cord blood stem cells? And what do you get for your money? Is cord blood banking worth the cost when it’s something you dearly hope you’ll never need? If you do need it, it can save your child’s life. It’s easy to see why it’s such a big decision. Here’s all you need to know about stem cell storage cost.

Why should I store my baby’s cord blood stem cells?

Your baby’s cord blood stem cells could save their life one day. They’re already proven to help with more than 80 diseases and illnesses. As the science progresses more conditions will be added to the list, and that’s magic. 

Careful, expert stem cell processing is essential, and it’s highly specialised. The skilled NHS transplant nurses we work with do everything possible to eliminate all the potential risks, so we can store lots of healthy, cells safely for many decades. 

How to make the decision to pay for stem cell storage?

The decision to take out a stem cell storage payment plan is a bold one, and it’s backed by science. Yes, it means you need to think about the worst happening to your child, which isn’t comfortable. On the bright side the stem cells you store will be available to treat unexpected conditions in the future, including awful illnesses like leukaemia. 

Publicly donated umbilical cord blood is available to us all, of course. It doesn’t always have to be a perfect match, and it’s perfect for treating people who can’t be treated with their own stem cells, for example those with some types of cancer, sickle cell anaemia and metabolic disease. 

When you donate your baby’s cord blood to the public you can’t access it yourself, and if you ever need a transplant you’ll have to wait for cells to become available. You can see why so many families decide to bank their own cells to rely on in the future. 

So, what normally is the stem cell storage cost? At Biovault Family we charge from £1,950 for 25 years of storage, including all the consultation and admin fees, the collection kit itself, a fast and reliable courier service, the stem cell processing, the cell counts, the viability testing and cutting-edge cryogenic storage. There are no annual costs on top of the initial fee, but you can opt to also store cord blood and tissue if you like. 

What does the cord blood banking cost include?

Biovault Family offers two packages, each with its own very reasonable cord blood banking cost. The first comes with umbilical cord blood processing and storage provided as a stand alone service, the second includes cord blood processing and storage plus umbilical tissue banking.

Our Family pack includes all this for £1,950: 

  • Cord blood processing
  • Cord blood collection kit
  • Optional 25 or 50 years cryogenic storage
  • 1 year complimentary insurance cover for cord blood only
  • Courier service
  • Cord Blood Sterility testing
  • Cord Blood Total Nucleated Cell count
  • Full CD34+ haematopoietic stem cell count
  • Cord Blood CD34+ cell viability
  • Maternal Blood Infectious Disease testing
  • Storage certificate
  • Full client support & administration fees
  • Plus an extra phlebotomist service if required

You can decide on a fully inclusive package with cell storage guaranteed for either 25 or 50 years, and that’s unique to the UK. As the country’s only storage bank providing inclusive storage, with us you make dramatic savings of as much as 37%. 

Millions of families believe the cord blood banking price is worth every penny. Our Family Plus Cord Blood and Tissue Storage and Processing pack is the most popular. It costs £2,450 and this is what it includes: 

  • All the benefits of the Family Pack
  • Cord Blood processing
  • Cord Tissue processing
  • Optional 25 or 50 years cryogenic storage included
  • 1 year complimentary insurance cover for cord blood only
  • Cord blood & tissue collection kit
  • Courier service
  • Cord Blood Sterility testing
  • Cord Blood Total Nucleated Cell count
  • Full CD34+ haematopoietic stem cell count
  • Cord Blood CD34+ cell viability
  • Maternal Blood Infectious Disease testing
  • Storage certificate
  • Full client support and administration fees
  • More potential future possibilities
  • An extra phlebotomist service if you require it

How long can cord blood be stored?

It’s amazing to think you can store your child’s cord blood for either twenty five or fifty years, so it can be used to protect their health and well-being well into adulthood. Can you think of a better gift to support your child’s future? 

Jo Kingston

BSc (Hons) Chemistry

Sales Manager | Biovault Family

Jo joined Biovault Family in 2019 as the Sales Manager. With her Science degree & her passion for the healthcare industry and background in the Pharmaceutical & Biotech industry, Biovault Family was the perfect fit. Jo is enthusiastic about Umbilical Cord Banking and her goal is educating all expecting couples in the UK about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to store their baby’s cord blood & cord tissue.

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