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What are Your Cord Blood Banking Options with Cells4Life?

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Your newborn’s umbilical cord is a great source of valuable stem cells that could help protect your baby and your family’s health in the future. That is why many expecting parents are considering saving the cord blood after the delivery of their newborn baby.

Cells4Life offers the most comprehensive range of stem cell storage services in the Middle East and in the UK. Here’s an informative guide to the stem cell banking options available at Cells4Life to help you make an informed decision when saving your newborn baby’s stem cells at birth.

Cord Blood Banking Services

1. Volume-Reduced Cord Blood Storage

Volume reduction involves removing some components from the cord blood before it is cryogenically preserved. The focus of volume-reduction is to maximise the viability of the hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) found in the sample.

Most cord blood banks in the UAE offer volume-reduced cord blood storage. Cells4Life uses the Thermogenesis AXP System to perform the volume reduction process. In 2013, this technology was also adopted by the National Health Service (NHS) Cord Blood Bank in the United Kingdom. The AXP system has demonstrated its ability to extract more Mononuclear Cells (MNCs) while retaining the same levels of Total Nucleated Cell Counts (TNC Counts).

AutoXpressTM System Offers Expectant Parents Highest Stem Cell Recovery Rate

Why store volume-reduced cord blood with Cells4Life:

  • We store volume-reduced cord blood samples in 2 locations for more security.
  • We store in up to 2 sample subdivisions that enables you to use just a partial of the sample as needed and keep the remaining stored.
  • AXP technology ensures almost 20% more cells are retained than any similar technology.
  • You have the option to store for 20, 25, 30, 35 and 60 years.

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2. Whole Cord Blood Storage

Cells4Life have been offering whole cord blood storage for expecting parents for more than 19 years! Saving the entire cord blood sample captures all stem cell types within the cord blood and all other components it contains.

Why parents choose whole umbilical cord blood storage:

  • More mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are preserved
    These are multipotent stem cells which can differentiate into other forms of cells. MSCs can differentiate into bone, cartilage, nerve, muscle, or fat cells, which makes them ideal for use in regenerative medicine research. Regenerative medicine research is looking to find ways to regenerate, to replace or to re-engineer human tissue and organs.
  • Preserves other cord blood components for future use
    There are various components in cord blood which scientists suspect may be useful in the treatment of certain diseases. In total, there are 12 types of stem cells in umbilical cord blood, along with hormones and growth factors.
  • Maintains the highest level of viability
    Because the stem cells are not manipulated or processed before freezing, they maintain a very high level of viability.

How umbilical cord blood stem cells are used now and into the future:

  • Haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) already treat nearly 80 diseases including various forms of cancer, immune disorders, blood disorders and metabolic disorders.
  • Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are currently the subject of many research projects and may be useful in the treatment of heart disease, cerebral palsy, stroke, diabetes, liver failure, kidney failure, breast cancer, lung cancer Alzheimer’s disease, blindness and more.
  • Very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) may be useful for creating other types of cells including brain cells, cardiac cells and blood cells.

Why store whole cord blood with Cells4Life:

  • We store whole cord blood samples in 2 locations for more security.
  • We store in up to 6 sample subdivisions that enables you to use just a partial of the sample as needed and keep the remaining stored.
  • Cells4Life was the first cord blood bank to offer whole cord blood storage in the UAE and other parts of the Middle East.
  • You have the option to store for 20, 25, 30, 35 and 60 years.

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3. CellsPlus Cord Blood Storage (powered by

TotiCyte our own processing technology)

Expecting parents now have the option to store CellsPlus cord blood stem cells using our exclusive and patented cord blood separation technology called TotiCyte. This enables you to capture 3 times more stem cells at the point of treatment than any other processing method.

We have conducted in-house testing that shows TotiCyte recovers 3 times more stem cells at the point of therapy. A summary of these experiments can be found here.

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Why choose CellsPlus cord blood storage with Cells4Life:

  • We store CellsPlus cord blood samples in 2 locations for more security.
  • We store in up to 6 sample subdivisions that enables you to use just a partial of the sample as needed and keep the remaining stored.
  • Cells4Life is the only cord blood bank to offer CellsPlus cord blood storage in the UAE and other parts of the Middle East.
  • You have the option to store for 20, 25, 30, 35 and 60 years.

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Additional Stem Cell Storage Services

4. Umbilical Cord Tissue Storage

In addition to storing the umbilical cord blood, you also have the option to store a small piece of the umbilical cord itself. This umbilical cord tissue contains a range of stem cells including MSCs, Unrestricted Somatic Stem Cells, Vascular Endothelial Cells and Perivascular Cells, which may have value for future regenerative medicine procedures. Including cord tissue storage in your stem cell banking plan allows you to save more valuable stem cells for future use.

Cell4Life has released umbilical cord tissue sample for treatment of Epidermolysis bullosa in 2014. And there are several clinical trials using stem cells from cord tissue such as for:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Aplastic anaemia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Lupus

Why choose cord tissue storage with Cells4Life:

  • We store cord tissue samples in 2 locations for more security.
  • We store in up to 4 sample subdivisions that enables you to use just a partial of the sample as needed and keep the remaining stored.
  • You have the option to store for 20, 25, 30, 35 and 60 years.

5-6. Placental Cells & Amnion Storage

Cells4Life now provide expecting parents the opportunity to store placental cells, amnion or both – either by themselves of alongside cord blood banking.

We harvest the placental cells from chorionic villi found within your placenta which are rich in regenerative cells being used in clinical trials to potentially treat heart disease, osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes and more!

Amnion, which is the innermost layer of the placenta contains healing components such as collagen, fibronectin, and hyaluronic acid, as well as growth factors, anti-inflammatory proteins, and anti-microbial components.

Amnion has been used to treat conditions like burns and wounds since 1910 and currently being used in clinical trials for treatment of dry eye, brain injury, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes and more.

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Why choose placental cells and amnion banking with Cells4Life:

Cells4Life is the only stem cell bank in the UK that offers placental cells and amnion storage.

  • We store amnion samples in 2 locations for more security.
  • Cells4Life is the only placenta and amnion storage bank that promises to isolate specific therapeutic cell types.
  • We offer to isolate chorionic villi cells and amnion, as opposed to simply storing ‘placenta tissue’.
  • You have the option to store for 20, 25, 30, 35 and 60 years.

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Cells4Life aims to provide expecting parents as many options as possible when it comes to securing the stem cells that could help save their child and family’s health in the future.

Would you like to learn more about cord blood banking? Speak to one of our specialists now on +971 4 3116613 or send us an email.

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