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Cells4Life - Kenya
AboutParent bank: Cells4Life
Asterisk Limited is the local affiliate of Cells4Life in the UK.
Cells4Life is the only bank in the world to store whole cord blood and
cord tissue. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cells4Life offers either storage of whole umbilical cord blood or storage of volume-reduced umbilical cord blood.
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).
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 offers private umbilical cord blood and cord tissue storage.
- 8 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.
- Cells4Life operates a cord blood donation service at Epsom and St Helier hospitals. To find out how to donate click here.
- Cells4Life works with Just4Children, a UK based charity, to help families seeking stem cell therapies raise the required funds for treatment.
- Cells4life also champions general awareness of cord blood – be that private storage or public donation through its Social Media:
Cells4Life offers the following services inclusive of 25 years storage:
CellsPlus - £1575
Cells - £1755
Cord Tissue - £495
Visit our website for the most up to date prices and services for each market.
UK – www.cells4life.com
Spain – www.cells4life.es
Italy – www.cells4life.it
Bulgaria – www.cells4life.bg
Middle East– www.medcells.ae
Phlebotomy Service: £300
Tissue storage (see package prices)