FOI 5596-Stem Cell data

Date: 19 September 2019 to 19 September 2022

1) Do you allow private stem cell companies to promote their services on your sites, e.g. leaflets?

2) Do you allow representatives from stem cell companies on any of your sites to promote or collect cord blood, e.g. in delivery suites?

3) Does the Trust allow its staff to work for stem cell companies, e.g. collecting umbilical cord blood for private companies?

4) How long (how many minutes) does the Trust consider ‘optimal’ cord clamping?

5) Please supply the following information for each of the individual calendar years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date:

a) The number of babies born whose umbilical cord blood was collected for banking by a private company.

b) The number of babies born whose umbilical cord blood was collected for banking by the NHS.

c) The income received from stem cell companies.

  • Request ID:
    FOI 5596
  • Category:
    Trust - Contracts/procurement
  • Response:

    1) Do you allow private stem cell companies to promote their services on your sites, e.g. leaflets?- No

    2) Do you allow representatives from stem cell companies on any of your sites to promote or collect cord blood, e.g. in delivery suites?  No to promotion but yes to company phlebotomist coming onto site to collect cord blood.

    3) Does the Trust allow its staff to work for stem cell companies, e.g. collecting umbilical cord blood for private companies? No

    4) How long (how many minutes) does the Trust consider ‘optimal’ cord clamping? At least one and up to a period of five

    5) Please supply the following information for each of the individual calendar years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date:

    1. a) The number of babies born whose umbilical cord blood was collected for banking by a private company. This data is not collected however is estimated to be less than 12 per year
    2. b) The number of babies born whose umbilical cord blood was collected for banking by the NHS. Nil
    3. c) The income received from stem cell companies. Nil