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 when private cord blood banks offering each service argue the merits of both options. Our policy is scientifically led by our Technical Director Dr Joanna Tilley and approved by our Scientific Advisory Board.
If you are looking for an independent view, please click here for a clear explanation from Andromachi Scaradavou, MD, Medical Director of the New York Blood Center’s National Cord Blood Program. The article features on the excellent website Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood which is a great source of independent information.
For more information on the Cord Blood Banking process please visit our Knowledge Centre.
BSc (Hons) Microbiology
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.