First stem cell transplant
Don’t miss the opportunity to safeguard that future for your child. Smart Cells preserves your baby’s umbilical cord stem cells at birth to ensure they have treatment options later.
Now part of FamiCord Group, Europe’s largest private cord blood bank, we are on a mission to make cord blood and cord tissue storage more affordable, for more parents like yourselves.
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The first six weeks after giving birth a woman is considered to be in the postpartum period. These first six weeks are essential for recovery following childbirth and it’s important that the mother and baby receive specialist care within this time frame. For some mothers postpartum recovery may take…
Why Stem Cells?
Successful transplants worldwide
Stem cells could save your child’s life
Stem cells hold the key to more than 80 life-changing treatments, with clinical trials on many more underway. Don’t regret not doing everything you could.
Stem cells fight illness and disease
As the body’s building blocks for repair and replacement, the possibilities for using stem cells are endless.
Storing stem cells from your baby’s umbilical cord opens up a range of treatment options for more than 80 conditions. Clinical trials are underway on many more, including COVID.
Sickle Cell Disease
High-Risk Solid Tumors
Hodgkin & Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Wiskott- Aldrich Syndrome
Traumatic Brain Injury
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
HSV Encephalitis & NMDA Receptor
Our stem cell collection process
Five easy steps
Arrange your sample
to be taken
In the UK, a trained and licensed phlebotomist from a dedicated service will perform the collection. Liaise with them, or your doctor if outside the UK, to ensure they attend the hospital at the time of birth.
Your kit is
Once your baby’s sample has been collected, call Smart Cells. They will send a courier to collect and transport the sample to the laboratory near Heathrow Airport.
Your baby’s sample is tested, processed, and cryogenically frozen at the laboratory.
Samples are stored
for 25 years
Smart Cells will call you to confirm the successful storage of your baby’s sample. This sample will be stored safety for 25 years, and released if necessary for treatment.
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“I’m really glad I stored my babies stem cells. It’s really incredible when you read what it can help with.”
“I would highly recommend them to do it. Smart Cells were so informative, professional and super easy to deal with. The whole experience was a pleasure.”
“My experience with Smart Cells was very professional. Everyone I spoke to in the run up to the birth was lovely and everything was explained properly to me so I knew exactly what to expect on the day.”