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Lucy Hinchion, Cord Blood infusion for Type 1 Diabetes

Cord blood used to ‘switch off’ type 1 diabetes

Australian toddler Lucy Hinchion is already a medical pioneer. Aged just 20 months, Lucy became the youngest ever recipient of an infusion of her own umbilical cord blood cells to “switch off” type 1 diabetes. How can cord blood treat type 1 diabetes? Cord blood is rich in regulatory...

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Cord blood stem cell trial finds improvements in autism symptoms

Parents of 25 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) report that their children showed reduced signs of ASD after a recent stem cell treatment. The children received infusions of their own stem cells from banked umbilical cord blood as part of a clinical trial. ASD-related behaviour reduction The children (aged between two and five years)...

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1. How does the process work? We will send you an information pack that will contain everything you need to read, complete and return to us in order to join Biovault Family. Once you are entirely happy and we have received everything we will then take the first payment...

Mother of twins explains cord blood decision

Naomi Keep, who recently gave birth to twins, talks about her awareness of the potential of cord blood and why she trusted us process and store for her family… 1. When did you first hear about cord blood banking? I became aware of it after a scan that indicated...

Cord blood banking sounds like complete sense!

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...

Sky Sports F1’s Natalie Pinkham chooses Biovault Family

We are thrilled to announce that Sky Sports F1 presenter Natalie Pinkham, who gave birth to her first child Wilfred in January, has opted to bank her son’s cord blood with us. Before she gave birth, we had a chat with Natalie to talk about her reasons for wanting to...

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...

Case study: Our role in helping little Adriana’s cord blood therapy for cerebral palsy

Adriana was born in Italy in 2009 after an in vitro fertilisation and her parents were finally achieving the dream of their lives. Everything appeared to be fine with the pregnancy until the last moment when the mother started to feel contractions and ran to the clinic. She had...