You are here

Cells4Life - España


Parent bank: Cells4Life

Cells4Life stores whole cord blood and cord tissue.  We are the only bank in the world to do this. We capture more stem cell types than anyone else; those currently known and even those that may yet be discovered. We are also the only UK company whose laboratory is open 24/7, 365 days per year.

Business Experience

Cells4Life was founded in 2002 and was the first private company to offer a stem cell storage and collection service in the UK. Today, Cells4Life stores more cord blood for private UK clients than any other bank and in August 2016 had in excess of 110,000 separate stem cell samples in storage. Cells4Life also provides its services all over the world, storing cord blood and tissue samples from customers in 54 countries.

Collection Kit

Each Cells4Life Cord Blood Collection Kit provides the necessary contents for the safe collection of umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord tissue. Included within the tamper evident packaging are pictorial instructions for optimum collection of the blood & tissue.

Transportation Container

Included in the base price, Cells4Life has a dedicated single purpose courier collection service that operates 24/7 365 days a year in the UK.

Shipping Info

Cells4Life collection kit for international procurements includes specialised gel packs to ensure that samples remains at the optimum temperature of 2-80 degrees Celsius while shipping worldwide.

Processing Method

Cells4Life offers TotiCyte, the highest performing cord blood processing system in the UK. TotiCyte delivers 3 times more stem cells than any other method in the UK, and is therefore 100% compatible with delayed cord clamping.

Components Stored

Parents are provided with a certificate describing test results (volume of blood stored, cell count, viability, cord blood and cord tissue sterility and maternal disease marker testing).

Storage Method

Cells4Life stores the majority of the umbilical cord blood sample in a cryogenic bags AND smaller subsections of the sample in cryogenic vials. Following initial processing, the sample undergoes a controlled rate freeze for 24 hours to -80 degrees Celsius and is then stored in vapour stage cryogenic nitrogen tanks at -180 degrees Celsius.

Licensing & Accreditation

Cells4Life is licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), license number 11083. Cells4Life is also the only UK cord blood bank to have a laboratory that is certified under ISO13485.

Clinical Experience

Cells4Life offers private umbilical cord blood and cord tissue storage.

  • 13 sample releases
  • First cord blood bank in the UK to have provided cord tissue for treatment.
  • First cord blood bank to have provided three separate samples from the same cord blood unit for three separate treatments


Cells4Life is the only cord blood bank in the UK to offer a unique stem cell treatment insurance. Their +PROTECT insurance policy provides up to £250,000 of cover in the event an approved stem cell therapy is required, with an optional £50,000 lump sum cover in the event of a cerebral palsy diagnosis.

Community Service


Please visit our website for the most up to date prices and services for each market. In the UK, Cells4Life offers the following processing options for the first year:

  • £1495  Cells (storage £60 per year)
  • £2090  CellsPlus (storage £100 per year)

Additional Services

Phlebotomy Service: £300
Tissue storage (see package prices)

Address: Carrer Iradier, 2608017 Spain