Your baby’s umbilical cord is a rich source of stem cells, which may one day prove to be a lifesaver...
We recently met with you at The Baby Show and I would like to let you know about another service that may be of interest.
We provide UK-leading stem cell banking services, including the collection and storage of your baby’s umbilical cord blood and/or cord tissue after birth. The stem cells in the umbilical cord offer your child a potential life-line in the future to treat more than 85 diseases and conditions.
As the UK’s largest cord blood bank, Future Health Biobank has processed and stored more than 150,000 stem cell samples from 75 countries worldwide. This is more than all of the other UK biobanks combined. We are also the most accredited cord blood biobank in the world.
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What exactly are stem cells?
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. With the ability to regenerate and protect the body from within, stem cells are able to develop into many different types of blood and tissue cell. Cord blood banking is the process of collecting, processing and storing these cells for use in future stem cell therapies. Currently, stem cells found in cord blood are used in treating over 85 diseases including cancerous blood disorders such as leukaemia, and genetic blood diseases like Fanconi anaemia. They are a perfect match for your baby and have a 25% chance of matching a sibling.
How are stem cells collected?
Cord blood stem cell collection is an incredibly simple process, where these unique cells are collected from umbilical cord once your baby has been safely delivered.
Routinely used to treat over 85 diseases including leukaemia, anaemia and lymphoma, storing your child’s umbilical cord blood and cord tissue, at the time of birth, may be the key to repairing and restoring their future health.
Why choose Future Health?
Future Health Biobank is the UK’s largest cord blood bank, having processed and stored more than 150,000 samples from 75 countries worldwide. This is more than all of the other UK biobanks combined. They are also the most accredited cord blood bank in the world.
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