Queen’s Award 2010

In April 2010 Future Health became the FIRST EVER cord blood storage operation to receive the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise recognising our contribution to international trade.

"We are delighted to have received a prestigious Queen's Award - not only to mark the impressive growth we have achieved but also to highlight stem cell banking as a valued and valuable UK industry. We very much hope that our international success will soon be replicated in the domestic market as we believe that all pregnant women should have the right to decide what happens to their baby's cord. We estimate that only a small number cord blood samples are saved each year for public donation or private storage. However significant change is unlikely until there is a more uniformly positive attitude to cord collection in hospitals which will enable women to make an informed decision about whether to donate, store or discard the umbilical cord." Roger Dainty MBE, Director of Future Health.