Chemmy Alcott

Almost 4 weeks ago when our baby boy was born, Dougie and I decided to use Future Health Biobank to help us store Locki’s cord blood cells.

There were so many reasons why we opted for this insurance policy we hope to never use. I have personal experience on how this treatment could have helped me throughout a few of my big injuries as a professional athlete.

The fact is that Lochlan’s mum and dad both spent many years throwing themselves down the mountain, charging and pushing their limits. Knowing our son will likely follow in our footsteps in some way or another means as his parents we want to support and protect him as much as we can.

So opting to bank his cord blood cells means that we know we are giving him every chance physically in life to overcome adversity should he need it. We were so impressed by Future Health’s professionalism and the phlebotomist they sent when i gave birth was both incredibly efficient and empathetic to the emotions we were going through in the last stages of birth and I hardly noticed her presence at all.

I am writing this because so many people were interested in the reasons we opted to do this and I can’t recommend Future Health enough!

Chemmy Alcott
Former British World Cup Alpine Ski Champion & Ski Sunday Presenter

Help and advice

What is umbilical cord stem cell banking?

Stem cells are the building blocks of life, they create a direct link between your child’s good health at the time they are born and their good health in the future. Stem cells can be used to treat conditions such as leukaemia and thalassemia.

What are the benefits of an NIPT test?

Vision is a highly sensitive prenatal test that can be carried out as early as 10 weeks into a pregnancy, using just one simple blood draw. This test measures the baby’s DNA that circulates in a woman’s blood during pregnancy.