Why Our Babies Need Us To Take Umbilical Cord Blood More Seriously

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:

1: It could save their life

Umbilical cord blood transplantation can cure 82 diseases – and that number is going up and up. The list includes devastating conditions such as leukaemia, sickle cell, lymphoma and neuroblastoma.

2: It’s even better than bone marrow

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.

3: It could save the life of their mum, dad, brother, sister, grandparent, uncle, aunt…

Cord blood stem cells from your baby can be used to treat any member of your family who is a good match. This means that your baby could save the life of someone they love and depend on.

How much does it cost?

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.

Peace of Mind and Protection

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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Chief Executive Officer | Biovault Family

Biovault Family CEO, Kate Sneddon, joined Biovault in July 2009 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2016. As health industry professional her experience includes working as a microbiologist and leader at GSK for over 10 years. Her expertise in cord blood banking has been recognised in her awards, features in Parliamentary Review and Parents Guide to Cord Blood, as well as contributions to research with UCL and others.

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