Babies are born with a life-line that we in the UK throw away all too easily. Here are three good reasons to give umbilical cord blood banking some serious thought:
The stem cells in umbilical cord blood are every bit as effective as bone marrow and yet every minute of every day an umbilical cord packed with life-saving cells is thrown away. And that’s just in the UK. In fact, research shows that cord blood stem cells are healthier and more powerful than those sourced from bone marrow, and a lot easier to retrieve.
It costs nearly £2,000 to store cord blood stem cells with Biovault Family Umbilical Cord Blood Storage. That’s a lot of money. But what does it buy? Umbilical cord blood collection, processing and storage from the most experienced and qualified bank in the UK, and the only one that works with the NHS on a daily basis.
The happy ending would be that you never need those cells. But if you do, whether it is in 5 years or 25 years, you can be certain that your stem cells will be healthy, active and ready to treat your loved one.
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