Cord Blood Stem Cells Banking

World exclusive umbilical cord stem cells benefit

HCI individual Premium or Executive plans now include umbilical cord stem cell collection and storage services as a standard benefit.

HCI have exclusively partnered with a leading UK-based stem cell collection & storage company to give our clients the opportunity to have their new born baby’s stem cells stored for possible future use against life threatening diseases and injuries.

This is an exclusive benefit we are adding to our policies at no extra cost when you purchase a new individual Premium or Executive plan because we want to give your family the very best possible chance of fighting future illnesses.

What are stem cells and why are they so important in the fight against disease?

Stem cells are found in the blood and umbilical cords of new born infants and have been proven to be effective in helping the body fight diseases and regenerate new cells and tissue should they be needed in years to come. They are ‘pure’ cells which are sometimes described as blank building blocks which can be used by the child, its siblings or even parents.

The use of stem cells to treat a wide and growing range of medical conditions is being hailed as the future of medicine. Already stem cells have been used in more than 1,000,000 transplants around the world and they are critical for the treatment of a huge range of blood and immune diseases. They are being used in regenerative medicine and to help in the recovery of cancer suffers.

In fact, it is anticipated that within the next few years, stem cells will be used to cure what are currently terminal diseases as well as to grow replacement organs or to restore the ability to walk or see. Clinical trials are already underway on a wide range of uses for stem cells, including use in the fight against conditions such as:

  • Autism
  • Cerebral injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord repair
  • Skeletal diseases and injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Alzheimer's
  • Parkinson's
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatism
  • Crohn's disease
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Myocardial infarction

If you would like to learn more about stem cells and the science behind this medical breakthrough please contact our sales team or policy administration by phoning +44 (0)20 7590 8800 or e-mail enquiries@healthcareinternational.com.

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