The Cells4Life Difference

The UK’s no.1 bank…

Why more families choose to store with Cells4Life than any other UK Cord Blood Bank

Cells4Life Difference

The UK’s no.1 bank…

Why more families choose to store with Cells4Life than any other UK Cord Blood Bank

Cells4Life Difference

The UK’s no.1 bank…

Why more families choose to store with Cells4Life

than any other UK Cord Blood Bank

The UK’s leading stem cell bank

As the UK’s leading and largest stem cell bank, we have developed everything from our systems and processes to the range of services that we offer, and even the way in which we store your baby’s umbilical cord blood, to ensure that your child has the best chance at a healthy future.


3x more cells
Exclusive to Cells4Life in the UK, CellsPlus provides 3 times more stem cells at the point of recovery compared to other industry leading technologies available in the UK.* The number of cells is crucial, as it can affect how successful a stem cell treatment will be. The more stem cells that you can capture for your child, the better the protection for their health in the future. That’s why CellsPlus is the UK’s number 1 processing system.


The UK’s only placenta storage bank
We want to ensure that you and your family can take advantage of as many therapeutic options as possible. That is why Cells4Life is the only placenta storage bank in the UK so you can choose both placenta and cord blood banking and maximise the therapeutic possibilities of your baby’s samples. With Cells4Life, you can maximise the number and types of cells your child has access to, now and in the future.


Multiple treatments
Cells4Life gives you the option to store cord blood and cord tissue in multiple samples. We can thaw just the amount required for a treatment and leave the rest in storage for future therapies. The possible uses of stem cells for regenerative medicine could be limitless. By storing your baby’s stem cells in multiple samples, you can make the most of this potential, now and in future.


Optimised for delayed cord clamping
Most cord blood processing systems cannot process small volumes of blood left after delayed & optimal cord clamping. As such, cord blood banking is often incompatible with these birth choices. CellsPlus can process even very small quantities of cord blood. It delivers 3 times more stem cells than our next best service, Cells, so samples are equivalent to larger ones processed using other systems.


Dual Locations
We are the only UK cord blood bank to offer storage in more than one location. You can store multiple samples across two locations in south England – only with Cells4Life. This is to give you the peace of mind that in the very unlikely event that a storage facility should become compromised in any way, you have more samples safely stored elsewhere.​

The UK’s leading stem cell bank

Take a look inside the UK’s leading stem cell bank…

Everything about the Cells4Life service has been designed with one purpose in mind – to provide your child with the best possible treatment opportunities.

Thousands of parents around the world have chosen Cells4Life as the best stem cell bank for their children and we have already released 18 samples for life-changing treatments for conditions such as leukaemia, autism and cerebral palsy.

Our unique benefits: why store in Cells4Life’s stem cell bank?

uks-largestThe UK’s largest bank

We are the biggest private stem cell bank in Britain, storing more UK samples than any other. Our CellsPlus plan is the most popular cord blood banking service in the country. We have successfully released 19 samples for treatment. Your baby’s stem cells could not be in safer or more experienced hands.

The UK’s only placenta storage bank

Cells4Life is the only placenta storage bank in Britain, enabling you to make the most of your baby’s birth and protect your family’s long-term health. We store the amniotic membrane as well as cells from the chorionic villi so that your child can access the maximum number of cells and cell types as possible. By choosing to store your placenta alongside your baby’s cord blood and cord tissue, your family will have access to the widest range of treatments if and when they need them.

24-7Year-round collection

Your baby’s stem cell samples should be frozen as quickly as possible after birth, which is why we operate our cord blood collection service, courier service and laboratory, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also operate a 24/7 customer care line, to ensure that our team is always available should you need any help. Our highest priority is to provide the best quality cord blood sample, to protect your child’s health in the future.

dedicated-courierDedicated couriers

We only use a dedicated 24/7 courier service for collection and aim to have all samples picked up within 2 hours of your phone call. Your baby’s stem cells are transported safely and directly to our laboratory by couriers who have been specially trained to handle cord blood. Where transit times are lengthy, we also use state-of-the-art temperature controlled packaging. Your baby’s cord blood could not be in better hands.

all-cellsThe most comprehensive service

We offer the most comprehensive range of cord blood stem cell services in the world – giving you the choice of whole cord blood, two volume-reduction methods and cord tissue. This enables your child to take advantage of all the therapeutic opportunities their stem cells provide.

guaranteed-refundGuaranteed refund

Cells4Life charges an all-inclusive fee for courier, processing and the first year’s storage. However, if the viability of your sample is below 70%, you will be given the choice of whether you wish to store or destroy it. If you choose to destroy the sample, the all-inclusive fee will be refunded. You will only ever need to pay for the processing of a high-quality sample.

continuity insuranceBusiness continuity protection

To ensure the continued quality and safety of your child’s samples, Cells4Life set aside sufficient funds in an escrow account. This covers their continued storage for several years in the unlikely event of a corporate failure. This is underwritten by Lloyd’s of London brokerage and under agreement with a separate HTA licensed facility.


All you need to know to make an informed decision.

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    *based on CyteTech’s peer reviewed publication showing that TotiCyte delivers 2.2 to 3 times more haematopoietic stem cells at the point of use than other cord blood processing systems in use in the UK.​

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