Cellaviva provides a safer future for many parents and children. Store the stem cells of your child with the most trusted biobank of Scandinavia. Ensure yourself that your family have a biological back-up, if you find yourself in need of it someday.
Stem cells from the umbilical cord have been able to replace diseased and dysfunctional cells in the body. 1 in 200 people may need a stem cell transplant during their lifetime. Saving stem cells means that they are available for treatment, immediately when needed.
Your child's stem cells have 100% match for his or her own use. The child's stored stem cells have a natural self-healing function. Using their own cells for medical treatment involves minimal risk of complications and there is no risk of transferrable diseases from the donor.
Siblings have a 25% chance of being a perfect match for each other. In addition, immature stem cells recovered from umbilical cord are more adaptable than others, a partial match may suffice. This causes the chance to increase to over 75% that the stem cells can be used in the family.
Since the first life-saving transplant with stem cells was made in 1988, over 50,000 people have been treated for life-threatening diseases such as leukemia, immunodeficiency and cancer.
We are in the midst of a stem cell revolution. When you save stem cells with Cellaviva, you invest in potential future treatment options for today's untreatable diseases like diabetes, MS, ALS, CP and many more.
It is custom for the partner to cut the umbilical cord in Sweden. By cutting one more time and thus cutting of a piece of the cord, he or anyone else, would have done a stem cell collection. In contrast to what many people think, the collection of stem cells is a simple procedure that can be done by the partner or any person supporting the mother at childbirth. In addition, the blood that is left in the cord and placenta can also be collected by trained personnel since the blood contains another stem cell type.
All the cells in your body are derived from a single stem cell, the fertilized egg. Stem cells are the building blocks of the body and they have unique attributes that can repair diseased or damaged tissue. The most common use of the family saved stem cells from cord blood is treatment of a sibling with leukemia. Stem cells from cord tissue are of great interest for regenerative medicine purposes and therapies are under development.
When your child is born and the umbilical cord is cut, Cellaviva can help you to save the stem cells that remain in the cord tissue and cord blood. The collection is done without any intervention, we take care of a waste product. The stem cells are safely stored in liquid nitrogen in the family’s own box in the freezer, saved for your family and future.
Everything you need to collect the stem cells of your newborn baby is included in the Cellavivabox, which is ordered from the Cellaviva web shop. Bring your Cellavivabox to the delivery room when it's time to give birth.
When the baby is born and after the cord has been cut, the umbilical cord tissue and/or the cord blood can be collected. The collection process is painless and safe for you and your baby. Making use of a rest product.
Cellaviva takes full responsibility for the process including the analysis and freezing of the stem cells in our bio bank. Cellaviva is the only stem cell bank holding a license from the The Health and Social Care Inspectorate in Sweden (IVO).
Cellaviva grows the tissue from the umbilical cord to ensure that the stem cells we freeze are high quality isolated stem cells, and to ensure that we have viable stem cells from each umbilical cord. The process is time consuming and costly, so unfortunately not all stem cell banks use this premium method.
The stem cells are stored in safe storage for the family and the future. Saving stem cells from your newborn baby is a simple, safe and secure 6 steps process.
"It is a reassurance for us that we have secured our little daughter's access to her own stem cells because we believe they can make a big difference in the future" -Ylva
"When our children were born I really wanted to keep their stem cells, but it was not possible in Sweden at the time. It feels great that we now can offer future parents to keep their children's stem cells" -Mathias