Biovault Family offers personalised cord blood and tissue processing and storage, with an additional Phlebotomist service available should you require it. We are committed to doing everything we possibly can to help the parents who bank with us, in good times and in bad.
• Full client support and administration fees
• Cord blood and tissue collection kits
• Courier service
• Cord blood and tissue processing
• 25 year cryogenic storage*
• Cord Blood and Tissue Sterility Testing
• Cord Blood Total Nucleated Cell count
• Full Cd34 + cell count (Haematopoietic stem cells)
• Cord Blood CD34+ cell viability
• Maternal Blood Infectious Disease testing**
• Storage certificate
We understand how important it is that you are able to trust your cord blood and tissue bank throughout your pregnancy, birth and as you begin life with your new family.
As the only UK bank working in partnership with active clinical programmes and NHS hospitals, we also understand that should you ever need to use the stem cells that you store with us, you need to know that your storage bank will look after you. At Biovault Family we are committed to doing everything we possibly can to help the parents who bank with us, in good times and in bad.
That’s why our Family Service Plus includes full client support, extensive cell testing and guaranteed storage for a full 25 years.
We know there are many financial pressures when you start a family amd offer 0% Finance for 12 months without administration fees, and do not charge annual storage fees.
When your sample has been successfully processed and stored and our stem cell scientists are satisfied that your cells are healthy and therapeutically viable, we send you a storage certificate as additional assurance that your cells are in safe hands.
*Our storage terms are based on current clinical evidence. Cells of this type have been successfully stored for over 28 years. After 25 years, we will contact you to see if you wish to continue to store your cells.
If cord blood does not reach the minimum acceptance criteria for storage, but the cord tissue sample is successfully processed and stored, you will only be charged for the processing and storage of the cord tissue sample: £1,350
** We are required by UK regulations to test the mother’s blood for HIV I & II, Hepatitis B & C, Syphilis and HTLV
The initial fee for the Family and Family Plus Service is payable on dispatch of the collection kit by courier and is non-refundable. This includes delivery of your umbilical cord blood sample by courier back to our laboratory. The remainder, which includes testing of the maternal blood sample taken at birth, is payable once your umbilical cord blood sample has been successfully processed and stored.
When parents choose to store precious cord blood and tissue with us, we guarantee secure storage for 25 years.
This promise is unique in the UK and is underpinned by two financial principles:
Birth plans are unaffected by cord blood and tissue collection: your partner can still cut the umbilical cord and the cord does not need to be clamped early.
The procedure poses no risk to mother or baby. It takes around 5 minutes to collect cord blood and tissue and the process is always secondary to the needs of mother and baby.
Cord blood stem cells can be used to treat compatible family members, as well as the child whose cord provided the sample.
If you are expecting twins we offer a 50% reduction on the cost of both service options for the second twin.
Your midwife, doctor or phlebotomist may collect your cord blood sample. Please let us know if you would like us to Biovault Family to organise this service.
We are delighted that so many of the parents who bank cord blood and tissue with Biovault Family recommend us to their friends and family. As a small thank you we offer a 10% discount on our Family and Family Plus service to every friend that you recommend, and a £100 John Lewis gift voucher to you.*
*Vouchers are issued when the final payment from your friend has been received.
We are committed to providing the best service and best value for money. We guarantee a price beat of £50 on any written quotation from another UK stem cell company offering a like for like service. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.