Cells4Life is the UK’s leading cord blood bank, specialising in the collection and storage of
perinatal stem cells – including cells from cord blood, cord tissue and placenta.
Founded in 2002, Cells4Life serves more UK clients than any other cord blood bank. From its
systems and processes, to the range of services it offers, and even how and where its cord
blood samples are stored, everything about Cells4Life has been designed to gain as many
stem cells and as many stem cell types as possible at the point of therapy.
Since then, Cells4Life has stored for customers in more than 54 countries and has been
leading the way in cord blood processing since its launch of TotiCyte in 2017. TotiCyte is the
highest performing cord blood processing system in the UK, delivering 3 times more stem
cells than the industry standard processing method, and is also compatible with delayed
More recently in 2020, Cells4Life also became the first and only stem cell bank in Britain to
provide placenta storage, providing expectant parents with the opportunity to store the
amniotic membrane and chorionic villi from the placenta. Parents can now choose placenta
banking alongside cord blood and cord tissue banking to maximise the therapeutic
possibilities of their baby’s sample. Both amnion and chorionic villi are currently being used
in numerous clinical trials to push the boundaries of conventional medicine and provide
therapies for conditions such as diabetic ulcers, arthritis, and stroke.
Umbilical cord blood stem cells are the recognised therapy for over 80 diseases, including
various blood cancers and immune disorders. These cells are also considered to be the
future of regenerative medicine and are central to hundreds of clinical trials for the
treatment of brain injury, heart disease, diabetes and many more.
Cells4Life has a 2nd generation, purpose-built laboratory based at their state-of-the-art
Head Office in Sussex. In addition to its UK facilities, Cells4Life has local offices
throughout Europe and the Middle East. Along with its customer care team, cord blood
collection service and courier service, Cells4Life’s laboratory operates 24/7, 365 days per
year. This ensures samples are processed as quickly as possible after birth, delivering highly
viable cord blood samples.
Cells4Life is licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), license number 11083. Cells4Life
is also the only UK cord blood bank to have a laboratory that is certified under ISO13485.
For more information visit cells4life.com or contact us on 01444 873950.