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Bone marrow cells show promise in degenerative, ischemic retinal diseases

Pilot study suggests a role for autologous intravitreal CD34+ cells. The safety and feasibility of intravitreal autologous CD34+ bone marrow cells as a potential therapy for retinal disease were evaluated in a pilot study. Preliminary findings demonstrated the treatment was feasible and researchers intend to pursue a larger, prospective...

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...

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...

Why volume reduced cord blood is “the industry standard”

As the most highly accredited private cord blood bank in the UK, we’ve long argued why we volume reduce cord blood rather than storing whole blood which is also on offer if you choose to bank umbilical cord blood.  We know that this choice can be confusing for parents – especially...

Cord blood infusion success using sister’s cord blood stem cells

Here is the home video footage of a boy’s progress in hospital after being given his baby sister’s cord blood stem cells to improve his future health. It is a great example of how a family member can be treated using a relative’s stored cord blood stem cells. The...