Asia’s Cord Blood Story

Parents Guide to Cord Blood Foundation

Asia’s Parents

January 2019

During the pregnancy with Asia, a friend of ours told us about cord blood banking. We were fascinated with the idea of storing our baby’s newborn stem cells, and we got in contact with Smart Cells International in Italy. They provided us with detailed information on the process and we decided to go ahead to give our child an extra opportunity. When our baby was born, Smart Cells arranged a courier who delivered the cord blood to their laboratory near London. The cells were immediately cryopreserved and in a few days’ time they advised us of the outcome with all the storage details. Shortly after her birth, we realised that Asia had problems standing up and fell easily.

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