HSCs are blood stem cells which can be found within the umbilical cord.
A cord blood stem cell (HSC) can create all the cells found in the bloodstream and replaces damaged or diseased cells with healthy new cells.
Your child’s stem cells provide them with a 100% match with no risk of rejection on transplant. Cells can also match other family members.
HSCs have treated over 85 conditions in over 1,000,000 transplants to date including
Cancers, Leukaemia, Sickle Cell, Anaemia, Tumours, SCID and Thalassaemia
MSCs are a different but equally important type of stem cell. They can create a host of cells including bone, cartilage, nerve, fat, muscle, tissue, skin and organ cells.
They are hailed as the answer to degenerative conditions and clinical trials include:
Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Arthritis, Autism and Crohn’s disease.
We strongly believe that storing your umbilical cord blood & tissue is the safest, most reliable way to protect your child’s health.
We understand that your baby can arrive on any day and at any time.
To accommodate you and your baby, collection and processing services are 24/7 365 days a year.
We also have a 24 hour telephone line you can contact us, should you need emergency sample retrieval.
We organise everything well in advance in co-ordination with your birthing plan and the maternity team at your hospital, so there’s no surprises on the day.
HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen) testing uses proteins on the surface of white blood cells to help the body’s immune system distinguish which cells are “self” and which are “foreign.”
In stem cell transplants, the HLA genes of the donor and recipient need to be the same or match as closely as possible for a transplant to be successful. If they are not, the transplanted stem cells will be rejected by the recipient’s immune system.
All the services we recommend offer the best options for your family and have no hidden costs.
The initial collection and processing fee includes all costs except for storage, which is paid annually. Treatments are offered free of charge, with the NHS.
We hope that your child and your family will never need to use your stored stem cells but, if they are needed, you’ll have taken the best possible steps to provide your family with the best treatment option.