Mother wins competition to have baby's stem cells frozen as an 'insurance policy'

Hannah Green's daughter Lola was born with congenital heart disease Mum from Gosport had blood from Lola's cord harvested at birth Her stem cells have been cryogenically frozen for 30 years

By Natalie Brown For Mailonline

Published: 02:42 EST, 2 March 2015 | Updated: 04:28 EST, 2 March 2015

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Hannah Green's 30th birthday is a day she will never forget but not for the reasons you might expect.

At 20 weeks pregnant, it was also the day Hannah, now 31, discovered her unborn daughter Lola had a congenital heart disease and would need open heart surgery as soon as she was born.

With no history of the condition in the family the unexpected news left Hannah and her partner Gerard Bradley, 30, from Gosport, Hampshire, devastated, and Hannah vowed to do everything she could to ensure her daughter had the best start in life.

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Mother wins competition to have baby's stem cells frozen as an 'insurance policy'

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