Dr. Peter Hollands Explains How CellPlan Unlocks the Potential of Cord Blood Banking

Dr. Peter Hollands is the Chief Scientific Officer of Wide Cells Group PLC and a founding father of modern regenerative medicine. His stem cell research began at Cambridge University in the late1970’s and he continues to work at the threshold of human knowledge and understanding of stem cells and their therapeutic potential. We talked to Dr. Hollands about his own professional journey, and about how stem cell science has progressed during his career. Dr. Hollands also shared his insights into the future of regenerative medicine and the roles of umbilical…

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Neuroblastoma: Stem Cells Used to Treat Childhood Cancer

Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma is a rare type of cancer that most commonly affects babies and young children. ‘neuro’ means nerve ‘blast’ means cells in early development ‘oma’ means a group of cells, or a tumour Like other cancers neuroblastoma can spread to other parts of the body, most commonly the bones, liver and skin. This happens in about half of children with neuroblastoma as the cancer spreads through the blood and lymphatic system. [ii] The cause of neuroblastoma is unknown and while there are very rare cases where children in the same…

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Meet Biovault Family: CellPlan’s First Global Excel Member Bank

With so many umbilical cord blood banks now operating worldwide, it can be bewildering for families to know where to go for the best advice and service. CellPlan’s Excel Global membership programme removes the guesswork. Excel programme is a community of the most accredited, experienced and trusted cord blood banks in the world, and is supported by a leading specialist medical-advisory group. By choosing an Excel Global member bank, parents can feel confident that their chosen storage facility works to CellPlan’s stringent standards.   Biovault Family: The Most Accredited Cord…

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Leukaemia and stem cell transplantation

Leukaemia – cord blood stem cell transplantation - cellplan

Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood. There are around 9,500 new cases of leukaemia in the UK every year.[i] Leukaemia usually starts in the bone marrow, where  blood cells are made. It leads to the overproduction of abnormal white blood cells, the part of the immune system that normally defends the body against infection. In healthy people, stem cells (haemopoietic stem cells, or HSCs) in the bone marrow divide to produce more stem cells or immature cells that become mature blood cells over time. Bone marrow stem cells can…

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Why I chose CellPlan for my beautiful grandchildren

stem cell insurance

A diagnosis of blood cancer affects the whole family. At CellPlan we provide a unique protection plan that unlocks world-leading stem cell transplantation and covers the travel and accommodation expenses of the patient and a family member. For Gill Sepe, a grandmother from Surrey in the UK, CellPlan offers peace-of-mind: if one of her family falls ill, they will receive the best possible care.   Stem Cell Treatments Gill had been aware of stem cell treatments for some time when her first grandchild Frankie, now 5 years old, was born.…

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