I paid £2000 to bank my son’s cord blood, but couldn’t use it

2019-03-02 09:07:00

TEK IMAGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY The number of people banking their newborn baby’s cord blood is on the rise, as parents hope the stem cells within the blood could be used to treat their child should they develop a disease later in life. We’ve looked at the evidence behind cord blood banking, but what is the experience actually like? Alan* and his wife decided to privately store their son’s cord blood when he was born in 2005. “We thought, if we are ever going to need this, we’re really going to need it,