What our customers say
Cells4Life is the UK’s largest cord blood bank and has stored more UK samples than any other.
Our customers use this page to share their experiences of our service and tell others why they chose to entrust Cells4Life with their children’s precious umbilical cord blood.
“As a parent you naturally want to protect your child, and taking the stem cells at birth is the easiest and most pain-free way to do so.”
Harry & Izzy Judd
The McFly drummer stored for daughter Lola Rose who was conceived using IVF
“Cord blood banking is an investment into the future of our new family. Stem cell storage was always part of our long term plan but after completing our research into my own condition and learning what it is that makes cord blood stem cells so special, I knew immediately that we made the right decision. This is all about safeguarding the future of our new family and ensuring that we can all live a normal, happy life. As new stem cell therapies develop, I’m confident that our decision will enable my family and I to make the most of them.”
Mum of two
“At the international level, you witness the magic that stem cells can do for injuries. When we found out that cord blood was the best source of stem cells Hinaya could have, we knew we had to do this for her.”
Harbhajan Singh & Geeta Basra
Indian International Cricketer and Bollywood Actress
“I have been a paediatric nurse for over 10 years but only recently discovered that I was able to store my children’s stem cells. I missed out on the opportunity with my three daughters so when I fell pregnant again with my son I knew it was something we had to do.
Leo’s stem cells are now stored and ready should he ever need them. It was reassuring to know that they may even be a match for his big sisters if ever they were ill.”
Paediatric Surgical Nurse & Mum of four
Team GB Olympic Snowboarder
“Like all parents, I wanted to do the very best for my baby. I spent ages reading books and on websites trying to find the right products for her and for the best parenting tips to try. I wanted to make sure all eventualities were covered. That’s why when I discovered cord blood banking – I knew it was the right choice for me.
When it came to something like this we wanted to go with a well established company. I read reviews of their service and everything looked great. The service I received was brilliant. The sign up process was very quick, which I appreciated since it wasn’t long until my due date. Everyone I dealt with was very friendly and happy to answer all my questions. They couldn’t have been more helpful and were extremely professional throughout.”
3 times Cells4Life customer
“I first heard about cord blood banking when I was working for an airline as cabin crew back in 2008. Part of the group I worked for offered their employees cord blood banking. However, at the time that company only offered a ‘public bank’, rather than a private storage of your child’s cord blood.
After reading all about it and the benefits it could possibly offer in the future, I knew it was something I really wanted to do when I had a baby. It was almost a sort of ‘guarantee’ for the future health of my children if, god forbid, anything were to go wrong with their health.
I started researching and looking around for a company that offered private stem cell storage as it was my personal choice not to store into a ‘public’ bank – and I came across Cells4Life! The best part about C4L is that they offered different storage options meaning you could choose at the time whatever was affordable for you.
Fast forward to 2017 and I have used C4L a total of 3 times! I’ve had a natural with epidural birth, water birth with gas and air and a cesarean birth and I can honestly say with each birth the process of cord blood collection was so easy! In fact with my third child I was fairly out-of-it and it was all sorted out between the phlebotomist, my husband and the courier! We called the phlebotomist just as I was given my theatre slot time and as my phlebotomist wasn’t available another one came out to me with perfect timing to take a blood sample from me and do the cord blood collection.
Cells4Life make the whole process really straight forward. You are given a phlebotomist from Phlebotomy UK and they contact you personally at a time that suits you and discus your pregnancy and expected type of birth/dates etc. The Phlebotomist talked me through the entire process and allayed any fears and answered any questions I had at the time. After the collection was taken away by courier, and the sample was analysed I was given a result by phone telling me the volume and the quality as a percentage. From start to finish Cells4Life were highly professional and also very knowledgeable as they can explain some of the amazing things that have been achieved with stem cells so far! I can’t recommend them highly enough!”
Using their cord blood to treat cerebral palsy
“Our eldest son Jay has cerebral palsy and like any mother, I will do everything possible to make life for better him. We discovered that cord blood stem cells could help treat his condition and we are eternally grateful to Cells4Life, not only for the support they provided when storing my younger son’s cord blood, but also for going out of their way to help promote our fundraising efforts for Jay’s pioneering treatment.”
“I found Cells4Life while I was researching all the different companies and I am so happy that I decided to store everything with them. They were always very helpful and explained everything, because I had no idea what I was doing or how everything worked. At first I thought everything would be so complicated and so difficult, I wasn’t even sure how I could manage all of it while in labor, but it couldn’t have been easier and I am forever grateful to them for how easy they made the whole thing.
I am also very grateful that I am able to give my baby this amazing protection in life, if she ever needs it. I truly and fully recommend Cells4Life to anyone who is looking to store they cord blood and cells! Thank you for everything!”
Stored in 2015
“The service we received from our phlebotomist was first class. Jo was always at the end of the phone at the crucial build up to Oliver’s arrival and Jo was extremely professional and very caring during the collection of the cells after he’d been born, always there when I needed advice and to keep her updated during the pregnancy and due date, it’s been an absolute pleasure to be part of this fantastic company and we have absolute praise for everyone we have dealt with.”
Stored in 2014 & 2015
“Thank you too to the entire team for being so understanding about our change in circumstances. All my experiences, both this time and with baby number 1, with Cells4Life has been very easy and professional – you all provide exceptional levels of customer service and it’s a pleasure dealing with you. It’s so rare to be impressed with customer service these days but you all exceed all expectations every time.”
Stored in 2014
“My friend had recommended Cells4Life as a reliable and trustworthy cord blood bank. As soon as I read into the service there was no way I wouldn’t use this for the future health of my baby and family.
What is on offer is incredible and their service is second to none. I was so impressed with the entire team and cannot recommend them and the benefits of Umbilical Stem Cell blood bank storage enough. This is potentially life changing for you and your family.”
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