So I wanted to share with you a little bit more on Future Health Bio Bank & exactly why we opted for cord blood banking.
The first time I heard about Future Health Bio Bank was at our Antenatal Class. It is a relatively niche topic however after Adam & I did a lot more research we both felt it could be a valuable investment for our daughter’s future.
It is the blood from the umbilical cord that gives us one of the best chances to capture stem cells.
Cord blood banking is the process of collecting, processing & storing these cells for potential future medical uses, such as to treat cancerous blood disorders & conditions. Simply by storing the umbilical cord stem cells at birth, they are safely stored in case one day they are needed for medical use
Doctors, scientists and industry experts widely believe that cord blood stem cells will play a key role in the future of medicine. It may soon provide solutions to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s, as well as the ability to develop into entire organs.
It was such a straightforward process; we received the collection kit a few months before her due date to our house & brought it to the hospital with us on the day. I was put in contact with lovely lady called Dawn who is their phlebotomist & she informed us exactly what we needed to ask the midwife to do on the day (i.e. clamping the cord etc). Everything was taken care of by both the brilliant NHS staff and Dawn so we could focus on looking after our new born baby girl. Dawn was then there on the day to collect the sample & then it is delivered to their laboratory. A few weeks later we received an update that our sample was sufficient and viable for future use.
Future Health Biobank is one of the largest & accredited stem cell banks in the UK with over 17 years of experience in this field. I really recommend you to do your own research on this topic before you make up your mind however Future Health made it an extremely hassle free & easy process. Something I hope we will never have to use but safe in the knowledge if we ever needed it, it’s safely there.
Future details if you would like to look into it more: https://futurehealthbiobank.com/stem-cell-banking/cord-blood-stem-cell-banking/
& feel free to message me if you would like to hear anymore about my experience, but I was glad to hear about it so I hope you might be too.
*(This was a non paid, gifted partnership)