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Smart Cells provide cord blood and tissue stem cell collection across the UK. Collection is available at more than 200 NHS hospitals and private maternity hospitals

We have listed the hospitals that allow private stem cell collection.

With so many hospitals the policies can change frequently. We keep up to date as much as possible but if you find your hospital is not on the list the please contact so that we can check this for you.


We never forget what the science is being used for – people. Exceptional customer service has been important to us since we started and our founder is still actively involved in the running of the business. We even have a world class advisory board to make sure our focus remains human.


We have a team of phlebotomists (blood collection specialists) operating on a 24/7 basis. This service has dedicated staff, emergency telephone numbers and call out personnel which save you the inconvenience of having to find, book and manage this service for yourself.


Smart Cells has stored umbilical cord blood samples for clients around the world. We have collected, exported and imported samples from over 70 countries to date. Based close to London Heathrow airport – we minimise transportation times for customers around the globe.

HTA Licenced

Smart Cells are licenced by The Human Tissue Authority and our licence number is 22522. With the interests of the public and those they regulate at the centre of our work, they aim to maintain confidence by ensuring that human tissue is used safely and ethically, and with proper consent. The HTA regulate organisations that remove, store and use tissue for research, medical treatment, post-mortem examination, teaching and display in public. They also give approval for organ and bone marrow donations from living people.

You can find out more on the HTA wesbite.

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