Meet Sabrina and her husband Matteo Ottaviani, whom are grateful for the opportunity to collect stem cells from their children even though they had some doubts regarding this matter.
Susanne and Søren Hedegaard Almstedt from Viborg became parents in 2009. Their little son Mads was born with a planned C-section one cold, clear winter day in February. The birth was going as planned but two weeks before the due date something happened that gave them food for thought in the last days of the pregnancy.
“We didn’t feel we could afford not to take this opportunity. We consider storing our children’s stem cells as a kind of insurance that can only go on getting better and better, because we expect future researchers to be able to treat even more diseases using umbilical cord stem cells than they can at present,” says Yvette Roepstorff.
Today, little four-year-old Helena Aura lives in Madrid where her parents, Ditte and Andreas Adamas, have settled and set up a business.
In March 2013 Heidi and Troels Vestbjerg Bavnhøj had their third child at Holbæk Hospital – a delightful little girl who the parents were proud to show to anyone who came by to greet the family.
When Mette Zimmer and Jannik Svensson became the parents of a girl, Victoria, in March it was the fourth time StemCare’s midwife went to collect the family’s stem cells immediately after birth.