Once the results of your blood test are confirmed as clear, we're then allowed to place the cord blood unit into long-term cryogenic storage. (This just means that it is kept safe at an extremely low temperature.)
Ensuring the safe storage of cord blood stem cells is very important and, as you'd expect, our UK storage facilities comply with the highest standards. Virgin Health Bank has earned an unconditional license from the Human Tissue Authority.
Once everything is safely stored, we'll send you a certificate of storage. If you have chosen to donate some of the cells so that we can make them available to help other families we will manage that process.