Storing your baby’s stem cells is one of the best decisions that you can make as a parent. These cells offer a valuable source of health protection, long into adulthood. All it takes is a small sample and the right stem cell bank for your family.
Understandably, choosing a reputable, trustworthy and secure stem cell bank can seem like a challenge. That’s why we provide parents with the information and resources they need all in one place, giving you the confidence to make your final decision.
Which stem cells can I store with Future Health?
Umbilical cord blood stem cells
Your baby’s umbilical cord blood is a rich source of ‘multipotent’ stem cells, meaning they can regenerate and repair a wide range of blood and tissue cells in the body. They are a 100% DNA match to the baby and a 25% match to a sibling, and can treat inherited blood diseases, immunity disorders, types of cancer and leukaemia. Cord blood banking involves collecting, processing and storing these cells from the umbilical cord blood after your baby is born, for possible use in the future.
Umbilical cord tissue stem cells
Cord tissue is known to be a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). They are known to transform into a variety of cell types in the human body, including bone, cartilage, muscle and fat cells. The number of MSCs in your body slowly decreases with age, so cord tissue banking offers an effective way to preserve these valuable cells. They are also a 100% DNA match to the owner.
Experience is a good indication of competence in any stem cell bank and ours is second to none. We are the UK’s most experienced cord blood bank, releasing 118 samples in our 17 year history.
We privately own and operate an on-site laboratory in the UK and two storage facilities in the UK and Switzerland, and have done so since our inception. These facilities allow us to remain at the forefront of stem cell technology.
We follow the industry-approved volume reduced processing method for all samples, ensuring safety and a cell recovery rate of up to 99% pre-freeze.
We currently store over 190,000 stem cell samples for over 75,000 families – more than all other UK cord blood banks combined.
All of our samples are stored at our own dedicate storage facilities.
From insurance policies to on-site surveillance, it gives peace of mind to know that your sample is fully secure.
We are the only cord blood bank to offer new customers free StemCellCare insurance for 2 years.
Our storage vessels are monitored 24/7 in real-time using our temperature monitoring system, backed by a team of on-call scientific officers.
If you ever need your sample, transportation and shipment is totally free of charge to anywhere in the world. We use our own medically approved courier to transport samples directly, 24/7.
One of the most important factors to consider is whether your chosen stem cell bank is fully licensed and accredited by the relevant regulatory bodies.
We are one of the most accredited banks in the world, holding MHRA and AABB accreditations, GMP certification and licences from Swissmedic, HTA, OFSP, iSO-9001 and FCA.
To ensure we’re continuously meeting standards, we comply with each accreditors regular audits in addition to performing our own, maintaining the Future Health standard.
For cord blood and cord tissue banking, we provide three main price packages: Standard, Premium and Premium+, all including a one-off setup fee and a small annual storage fee. Interest-free payment plans are available over 6 and 12 months.
Additional services such as dental pulp banking, Vision NIPT and Outlook Newborn screening tests can be purchased individually.
How does Future Health compare?
Future Health Biobank
UK’s largest and most experienced cord blood bank
UK’s most highly accredited cord blood bank
24/7 customer care team
Free StemCellCare insurance
Interest free instalment plan available
Maximum instalment period available
up to 60 months
up to 12 months
up to 12 months
Years in business
Processing and storage
Future Health Biobank
Samples released for clinical application*
Industry leading Macopress Smart processing technology**
Samples stored in multiple portions for multiple use
All UK samples historically stored in own UK facility
Free transportation of sample anywhere in the world if required for treatment
State of the art Nanocool temperature controlled kits used as standard in the UK