Cord Blood Stem Cell Collection

Your baby’s umbilical cord is a valuable source of stem cells which can be collected and stored. These cells may be used as a crucial part of treating or curing an illness.

this is my: baby, in collaboration with Smart Cells, is now able to offer all patients who are delivering at one of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust’s hospitals the option to privately store their umbilical cord blood samples.

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What are stem cells?

Stem cells are biological cells found in the body. They have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types such as blood, bone, tissue and organ cells. Our partner Smart Cells can store stem cells found in the umbilical cord blood and tissue.

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What are stem cells used for?

A cord blood stem cell transplant can be used to replace diseased cells with healthy new cells. Stem cells are used to treat more than 80 diseases including Thalassemia, Leukaemia and Metabolic Disorders.

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Why store stem cells?

Cord blood stem cells are used to treat more than 80 diseases including Thalassemia, Leukaemia and Metabolic Disorders. Your baby’s stem cells can also potentially match and treat their siblings or parents if required. Smart Cells can store stem cells found in the umbilical cord blood and tissue.

Smart Cells transplants

Smart Cells have released 19 cord blood stem cell units for clinical use, more samples than any other private cord blood company in the UK. These have been shipped to 6 countries around the world.

This significant milestone for the private cord blood storage industry highlights the advances being made in stem cell research and puts a spotlight on a service that many parents-to-be are still unaware of.

Smart Cells was the UK’s first private cord blood company and in its 18 years since the company was founded, has released samples to patients all over the world to treat a variety of conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Thalassemia, Leukaemia and HSV Encephalitis.

Smart Cells success stories

The potential for stem cells to replace damaged cells and tissues is an exciting one and stem cells are currently being used to treat more than 80 diseases. Smart Cells have released 19 samples for treatment of 7 different diseases.

”Smart Cells arranged the release and the shipment for us and all we had to do was get there. They were truly amazing and nothing was ever a problem. The support that we received in a situation like this made us realise that we made the best decision to store our daughter’s cord blood and tissue stem cells with them.”

The Poppleton Family

Smart Cells success story (Cerebral Palsy)

Pregnancy and starting a family are full of special moments that you don’t want to miss.

You only have one chance to store your baby’s cord blood.

Contact Smart Cells: 01895 424430