Hi, I dont live in the UK and was wondering what the norm is for keeping umbilical cord blood in the UK. It will cost us nearly 2,000 US dollars to store the blood for 15 years - so it is a huge expense. I dont know if this 2,000 dollars of 'life' insurance might be better spent elsewhere. Does it cost more or less where you live? Are you planning on storing the blood? If you have considered it and decided against it, I would like to know your reasons.