BANKING WITH THE UK’S
FIRST STEM CELL COMPANY
Smart Cells was the first company in the UK to release stored stem cells to treat children with life-threatening illnesses, and no one has been involved in more successful transplants than us.
Stem cells are biological cells found in the body. They’re there to act as a repair and maintenance system for other body cells, as well as the blood and immune systems. They do this by multiplying into blood, bone, tissue and organ cells whenever they are required to.
In short, Stem Cell Transplants. Using cord blood stem cells, a transplant is used to replaced diseased cells with healthy new alternatives. This helps to rebuild an individual’s blood and immune system, as well as being able to form other tissues, such as nerve and bone cells.
The potential for stem cell use to treat illnesses and disease is huge. Laboratory work has demonstrated that cord blood stem cells are capable of developing into a wide range of cell types, including nerve, bone, skin, heart and liver cells, plus many more.
Collecting stem cells from your baby’s umbilical cord is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Umbilical cord blood and tissue have proved to be rich in potent stem cells, and, with over 80 diseases for which transplant of blood-forming stem cells is used as a standard treatment option, the potential of the stem cells collected is huge.
Various immune disorders, blood disorders, metabolic disorders, neurological disorders and even certain cancers are just some of the types of diseases that cord blood transplants have been used for.
"I understand that stories of cloning and Dolly the sheep make people worry that they are playing with nature but it's the most natural thing. When you have children, it is your instinct to do anything to help your child survive. This is just one part of that."
"We are all living longer and a lot of us will unfortunately experience illness within our lifetimes - storing cells that may one day become part of a future treatment or cure will potentially prolong and enrich the lives of both you and your family. It's a no-brainer."
"A stem cell transplant was the only way to save Ahmed! Ahmed is now growing in height and is transfusion and medication free. He loves school and playing with the other kids - he enjoys being just like the other children"
"At a time when there are a huge number of decisions to make, banking with Smart Cells was one of the easiest. This is a great company: terrific service, wonderful product, have already recommended to others!”
"I would have no hesitation recommending Smart Cells to anyone potentially giving birth - especially if they have any historical family health concerns."
"Smart Cells were really good help in explaining the whole process and giving me peace of mind when I had a question. Very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure dealing with them. The two Phlebotomists who I was in touch with were both nice and efficient"
"I hope to never have to use it, however if that time should ever come, I'll feel more prepared than if I chose not to store my baby's stem cells."
"Very professional, we knew we were in good hands and that our child's stems cells would be looked after."
"I thought the service was excellent!"