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Services & prices


Services & prices

Cord Blood

  •  Includes:
  • Account set up and administration
  • Stem cell collection kit
  • Transportation to our laboratories
  • Phlebotomist service (If required)
  • Maternal blood testing
  • Stem cell processing
  • 25 years storage
  • Certificate of storage
  • Shipping to a transplant centre
  • Pre and post sales customer service
  • Booking fee: £295
  • Final Balance: £1700
£1995

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Cord Blood & Cord Tissue

  •  Includes:
  • Account set up and administration
  • Stem cell collection kit
  • Transportation to our laboratories
  • Phlebotomist service (If required)
  • Maternal blood testing
  • Stem cell processing
  • 25 years storage
  • Certificates of storage
  • Shipping to a transplant centre
  • Pre and post sales customer service
  • Booking fee: £395
  • Final Balance: £2150
£2545

We believe that in the future this service should be available to every parent

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  • Established in 2000, Smart Cells International is the oldest private umbilical cord stem cell company in the UK.
  • We have collected, exported and imported samples from over 80 countries to date.

Additional Information

    • Booking fee is non-refundable.
    • In the event that Smart Cells cannot process or store Cord Blood for any reason (eg; less than 15ml volume) the final payment for Cord Tissue will be £1195. If you have only chosen to store Cord Blood then the final payment will be £200.
    • Payment plans available - including 3, 6, 12 and 24 month payment packages. Please speak to a member of our customer services to find out more.
    • All prices include VAT.
    • Prices are correct as of 1st February 2014.

Our Service

      • The Smart Cells service packages are all-inclusive with no hidden costs. All processing procedures are undertaken in a sterile, controlled environment by specially trained staff.

Smart Cells will give your baby a unique identification number as soon as you decide to order your collection kit from us. This number will be clearly marked on all items in your collection kit, ensuring full traceability at all times. As soon as your baby’s cord blood is receipted at the laboratory, the processing will start.

When your baby’s cord blood arrives at the laboratory the red blood cells and the white blood cells are separated. The white blood cells, including the stem cells and any cells of current or future therapeutic value, are stored. This is referred to as volume reduced processing or red cell depletion, which is the industry standard method used by leading transplant centres worldwide. It’s also the method we’re most experienced in, and it’s why we were the first company in the UK to carry out transplants.

Once processing has finished and the volume reduced, the concentrated unit of cord blood stem cells is put into a dual-compartment bag, over wrapped and placed into a controlled-rate freezer where the temperature is very slowly reduced to -196°C.


Click to view our process

Click to view our process

 

Once it has reached this temperature, the sample is placed into liquid nitrogen vapour in our long term storage tank.

After we’ve processed your baby’s cord blood, we‘ll write to confirm the cell count results. Your collection kit will contain all the mandatory paperwork and will also be clearly labelled with your unique ID number. The paperwork must be returned with your baby’s cord blood for us to process the sample.

How it works


icon-atSymbol Order online:

    • Click here to order online
    • Enter your details.
    • Choose your storage options.
    • Pay your booking fee.
    • We will contact you to confirm your order within 24 hours.
    • Your stem cell collection kit will be despatched to you.

icon-telephone Order by phone:

    • Call us on 01895 424430.
    • Our advisors will explain the facts & benefits of cord banking and you your storage options..
    • Keep your payment method handy to place your booking fee.
    • Your stem cell collection kit will be despatched to you.

What happens next?

Once you've booked with us, your consent documents will be sent to you. On receipt of your signed forms we will despatch your stem cell collection kit to you.

Is that it?

Yes for now. Keep your stem cell collection kit ready with your hospital bag until the day of delivery.

On the day

Take the kit with you to the hospital. If you've booked a phlebotomist, call to inform them that your labour is commencing, and call again in your last stages of dilation. After the birth, the cord samples and maternal blood are collected by the attending physician or phlebotomist, who will sign the paperwork which is packed in to the kit.

The kit is sealed and handed back to you. Call us to request collection as soon as it's convenient. We will then arrange for a courier to collect your kit. We'll let you know that it's arrived safely at our laboratory, and you'll be called again once the sample has been processed.

Upon successful storage you'll be sent a certificate/s and the sample/s will be stored for 25 years.