Then, late one night she made a discovery that may save his life. “I found a story about a little girl in Spain who had been treated for brain cancer with stem cells from her own umbilical cord. I was reading this and thinking, I’ve got this cure inside me right now!”
“It should become a part of our education. It’s so important. In schools and antenatal clinics, people need to know that their child or a member of the family might need these cells. This is Ashley’s life. A life that’s ending far too early.”
Georgina Russell, October 2017
You can read more about Georgina, Ashley and Charley here.
Ashley’s family are organising a series of fantastic events to raise money for Ashley’s stem cell treatment. If you would like to take part or contribute to his care, please visit Just Giving.
“Excellent service. I contacted you at short notice and all staff were very helpful in arranging service. I would have no hesitation in recommending Biovault – everything was clearly explained – excellent customer service. Thank You.”
Sarah (February, 2017)
Thank you for making the journey so seamless. I have given your details to friends and family who are expecting babies soon and if we ever find ourselves in need to do this again we would definitely come back to you!
After our initial phone call and filling out the forms, I have literally done nothing! The pickup procedure was easy and once again I can only describe the service you offer as seamless-exactly what you need when faced with an impending arrival!
Many thanks again. Vanisha, Ronak and Kayaan.” (March, 2017)
“Raz and I would like to thank you for everything you did for us. From the moment we have contacted you, you mentioned all the necessary information for us to know exactly what we had to do and how the process was going to take place. You have been very committed and dedicated to your work. You didn’t hesitate to take on your personal time; you have been amazingly supportive and reliable. It hasn’t been an easy task to deal with Guernsey’s infrastructure, but thanks to you it has been a stress free experience that we will be happy to renew for our next baby. You have managed to reassure us until the end, it has been really helpful to know that we could rely on you if we had any worries. We will definitely recommend your services to anyone who is expecting a baby.
Thank you so much Nikki for your professionalism, help, support and above all patience with us and Guernsey!”
“I became aware of it after a scan that indicated there could be potential problems. Naturally I was concerned and researched things in detail – that is when I found out about the possibilities of cord blood banking.” Naomi Keep (June 2015) – mother of twins explains why she chose to bank cord blood
“The main reason I opted to bank cord blood is that my father has Parkinson’s Disease. Finding a cure for it is close to my heart really. Hopefully, with tremendous advances in stem cell research, they’ll find a cure it and related diseases. By banking cord blood, I am ensuring that we can potentially benefit in the future.” Gina Mellotte (January 2015) – find out more on why Gina chose to bank cord blood and why she selected us
“When my husband and I decided to store our baby’s cord blood and tissue we dedicated a significant amount of time researching into UK stem cell banks. We were impressed by the excellent record Biovault Family had and the professional, yet personal service they provided.” Julie Mitchell (March 2015) – find out why Julie chose us
“They share my ethos, know where they are going, are experts in their field and are a pleasure to deal with. I trust them as an organisation and look forward to continuing our work together.” Dr Anastasia Alcock founder of the Prenatal Classroom (January 2015) – to get Anastasia’s views on the challenges facing expectant parents click here
“We’d heard of cord blood banking and its potential to resolve future health difficulties and decided – very last minute – to do it just before I gave birth to my daughter. We were worried we had left it too late to arrange and contacted Biovault – as it turned out – the day before our daughter arrived. Biovault were extremely helpful and accommodating, got the information to us the same afternoon, and delivered the kit to our door the next morning. All we had to do was contact the phlebotomist as I went into labour, and hand over the kit when she arrived immediately after our daughter was born. I can’t thank Biovault enough for ensuring that it all went smoothly and making it a hassle-free process, despite the short notice! You couldn’t have been more helpful. I hope we never have cause to use the stored cells because she will be completely healthy! – but I know that should she ever become ill, she will have a greater chance of beating illness because we made the choice and that’s priceless.” Felicity Reed (December 2014)
“You have been super-efficient and we appreciate it! Thanks once again!”
“My friend’s son was born 2 months before my daughter, and when I heard about how she had stored her son’s cord blood with Biovault Family, I contacted them to ask how it worked. I was concerned because I had planned a water birth, but their team reassured me that we could still collect the cord blood. I was delighted to receive a certificate showing how many cells we have stored, and found their service very efficient.”
“Thank you for making this entire process so straight forward”
“We choose to use Biovault’s cord blood banking services as we both have medical conditions within our extended family. The service that Biovault offers gives us the peace of mind that should either of our children need to utilise this resource in the future they can. The staff at Biovault are friendly and helpful, but more importantly when we needed to seek expert medical advice regarding medical complications we received the advice with ease. Lydia from Biovault helped guide us seamlessly through the process. Once again thank you for your help throughout both pregnancies”. Kerrie and Lee