Stem cell banking is the process of collecting, processing and storing potentially life saving stem cells for future use in therapies and regenerative medicine.
With their ability to develop into many different types of blood and tissue cell, stem cells have the potential to regenerate and protect the body from within. In cases where a disease or condition affects cell tissue, stem cell therapies can be used to repair damaged tissue, repair organs & treat diseases.
Umbilical cord blood, cord tissue and dental tooth pulp are rich sources of these amazing cells. At present, cord blood stem cells can be used in therapies and transplants to treat over 85 diseases, including leukaemias, bone marrow cancer, lymphomas and anaemias. In addition, there are over 5,000 clinical trials that use stem cell therapies. You can view the list of current therapies here.
Stem cell banking offers the opportunity to have your precious cells cryogenically frozen for over 25 years, ready for future use should they be required. The processes involved are safe, non-invasive and risk free, and it is estimated that today 1 in 3 people will benefit from stem cell therapies at some point in life.
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Why Store with Future Health Biobank
By storing your baby’s stem cells you’re investing not only in their future health, but also that of the rest of your family’s. We’ve spent 17 years perfecting our processes, providing you with the highest quality and most reliable service available to your family.
How are stem cells processed?
We follow the highest industry standards for stem cells processing, which means your sample will be ‘Volume Reduced’ before being cryogenically stored. This involves our scientists removing the red blood cells and plasma from the sample before freezing, so that only pure stem cells are stored. This process results in retaining the highest possible number of stem cells, in the safest methods possible. You can learn more about reduced volume processing here.
Why choose Future Health?
Once you’ve decided that Cord Blood Banking is for you, you then need to decide which biobank you’re going to trust with your baby’s sample. Here’s why we think you should choose us;
One of the world's most accredited stem cell banks
More samples stored than all other UK banks combined