To apply you need to complete and return our application pack which you can request either calling our customer care line on 0800 368 9540 (Monday- Friday 9am-3pm) or completing the form below. Your application will be reviewed by the Charity who will decide if you are eligible for the service.

In order to apply it must be at least 4 weeks until your due date. This is due to the time it takes to process your application. If your due date is within the 4 weeks and you have a medical need for storing the stem cells then please email us at cs@modelcellbiobank.org.

Please note: We are currently not able to accept applications from Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man.

Request your Application Pack Form

Complete the form below to request your Application Pack


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Do I qualify?

Our charity offers umbilical cord blood banking service to anyone who meets one of the following criteria:

  • The stem cells from your baby, could be used to treat your baby, or another member of the family, for a medically proven treatment. A specialist’s recommendation would be necessary.
  • there is any cancer in the immediate family.

If you are in receipt of Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support, or Universal Credit, you may be eligible to receive a full contribution towards the funding of your participation in the Service. If the income for each adult in your household (excluding income from state benefits) (Total Household Income) is less than or equal to £40,000 then you may be eligible to receive a part contribution towards the funding of your participation in the Service. Click here to view the threshold table.

For more information please read our approval policy.

For some conditions or diseases it is not recommended that the stem cells are collected or used to treat someone else (for allogeneic use). We will of course advise you if this is the case. If your application is accepted we will contact you to arrange to set up the service for you.

Want to learn more?
View the Model Cell Biobank brochure

Please note: We are currently not able to accept applications from Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man.

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