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  1. Why key influencers are banking their baby’s cord blood

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    Cord blood banking takes off in celebrity circles – why celebs are banking their babies’ cord blood.

    Stem cells are extraordinary. Those left in your baby’s cord blood after the birth is especially powerful, able to regenerate every kind of damaged blood cell. So far cord blood stem cells are being used to treat more than 80 diseases including cancers like leukaemia and lymphoma, inherited immune system and immune-cell disorders, sickle cell disease and anaemia, and Gaucher disease. But they can also help treat other immune, blood and neurological disorders.

    No wonder so many parents are storing their children’s cord blood. And it’s no surprise a growing group of ethical, forward-thinking celebrity movers and shakers is getting involved, choosing a company called Biovault Family to bank their baby’s umbilical cord blood.  

    The experts at Biovault Family have been working with key celebrity influencers who have banked their own baby’s cord blood, and who want to help spread the word. Take Portia Jett, who is married to the British television and radio presenter and actor Ore Oduba. In October the couple had their second baby Genie, brother to Roman. As Portia says, “For us, as a family, it was the right decision. If the unthinkable were ever to happen and we could save or help our children and other family members with stem cells, why wouldn’t we? 

    Because these cells can treat over 80 diseases it was a no brainer for us. We just hope more families look into this whilst pregnant. Biovault is a brilliant company, run with compassion and heart at the forefront of everything they do. They just want to help expectant parents in any way they can.”

    Last year television presenter, model, and fashion journalist Louise Roe and her husband Mackenzie Hunkin choose to bank their baby’s Inès’ cord blood with Biovault Family. Like all parents, the couple was determined to do everything in their power to keep their new baby safe. Louise says, “Stem cells have the ability to be life-changing and life-saving, with more and more discoveries being made each year, this was a very important thing for us to do as a family.

    We decided to bank our newborn daughter’s stem cells using Biovault, after having a long chat with them over the phone. They’re the only place in the UK that has their own storage facility and an insurance policy that means if anything happens to the company, our baby’s cells will still be looked after for 50 years.” 

    The diseases this can help treat and cure are very wide-spanning, and the list is growing. I do feel a huge sense of security knowing we have invested in our baby’s health and future.

    Louise Roe

    Ricky Martin, the winner of The Apprentice in 2012, is another Biovault Family convert along with his wife Gemma. They used Biovault Family for the second time in 2020 after the birth of their baby daughter. As Ricky commented, “My family and I decided to bank our newborn daughter’s stem cells using Biovault. All it took was a detailed phone call and we were convinced. As the only place in the UK offering Escrow protection, our baby’s cells will be kept safe for 50 years whatever happens to the company. It felt like the perfect solution and it’s great to know the cells we’ve saved might one day save a family member’s life”. 

    Collecting umbilical cord stem cells offers parents a revolutionary way to protect their child’s well-being in the future. So how about the money side of things? Is there a celebrity price tag? While the cost can put some people off, it isn’t expensive to collect and store cord blood stem cells when you consider the cells are held safe for as long as 50 years.

    To help out, Biovault Family offers a 0% payment plan from 3 months to 22 months, bringing the potential of stem cell therapy to reality for ordinary families across the UK. You can store for as little as £695.

    Get in touch to find out more about Cord Blood Banking – Download our brochure or call 01752 753723 to talk to our lovely team to find out more.

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

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    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 banking her baby’s cord blood.

    My family and I decided to bank our newborn daughter’s stem cells using Biovault Family, after having a long chat with them over the phone. They’re the only place in the UK that has their own storage facility and an insurance policy that means should anything happen to the company, our baby’s cells will still be looked after for 50 years. The diseases this can help treat and cure are very wide-spanning and the list is growing. I do feel a huge sense of security knowing we have invested in our baby’s health and future.

    Louise Roe

    What was your experience like of umbilical cord blood banking with Biovault Family?

    Really slick and organised. From start to finish everything was explained in such detail, and my husband had his list of things to do one on the night I gave birth – so all went to plan like clockwork.

    How did you feel when your cord blood banking kit arrived? 

    Actually, we felt huge relief that we had invested in our daughter and her health in the biggest way possible.

    Did it all go smoothly with the phlebotomist?

    Absolutely – they know what they are doing! She asked for the midwife to take my blood because of the Covid restrictions and waited outside to pick everything up on time.

    The stem cells in cord blood can currently be used to treat more than 80 diseases. How important do you think it is to spread the word about the importance of cord blood banking?

    Cold blood cells have the ability to be life-changing and life-saving, with more and more discoveries being made each year. This was a very important thing for us to do as a family.

    What would you say to anyone who has never heard about stem cell banking?

    It’s worth listening to or reading more about what it can do in terms of your baby’s future health, but also for other family members, who can often be helped by the same cells too.

    What can we do to help more people become aware of the importance of banking cord blood?

    Well, I’ve talked about it at length on my social media, so that’s a start!

    What has your experience been like with Biovault Family?

    Excellent – they really do care! My first chat with Joanna on the team was really comprehensive, she explained everything in fantastic detail and walked me through the process.

    What would be your advice for any parents looking to bank their babys cord blood?

    Do as much research as you can. It’s not cheap, that’s for sure, but for us it was very much a priority and investment for the future.

    Did the process work as you expected it to? Was it easy?

    Maybe ask my husband – ha! He was the one who made the call en route to the hospital and yes, it all ran smoothly.

    Would you recommend this service?

    100%

    Is there anything else you wish to add?

    Thank you to all the lovely team!

    Are you expecting? Does this sound of interest? If so, talk to team today – download our brochure or call to schedule a meeting with a member of our fab team.