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The Process


Here you can see how easy it is to get started with stem cell collection and what happens next with your child's stem cells.

We have made it easy to have stem cells collected and stored

At Cellaviva you will be assisted throughout the whole process, from ordering to collection and the following information. Once you have ordered the Cellaviva box you will be contacted by one of our midwives. When you recognise the signs of birth, contact Cellaviva’s hotline, which of course is open 24/7. If you have chosen our help with collection, your Cellaviva midwife will promptly arrive at your birthplace where she collects the stem cells. She will handle everything that needs to be done so, you and your family can concentrate on the birth and the new family member. Just remember to bring your box to the birthplace.

Collecting stem cells

We recommend the choice of blood stem cell collection aid for the geographical areas we are able to attend, as collections performed by our trained staff often result in a larger volume being collected. We have staff in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Västerås and Gotland. We can go further if it is a planned caesarean section. As a family, you can also choose to do the collection yourself or in some cities ask the maternity staff at the hospital you are giving birth to help, note however that there is no guarantee that they will say yes. The maternity service is under great strain and it is not Cellaviva’s intention to burden it further. An individual assessment will be made by the midwife in charge of your birth and we ask you to respect their response.

About Family stemcell banking

The Cellaviva process in a few steps:

Du beställer Cellavivaboxen

Du beställer Cellavivaboxen

Cellavivaboxen innehåller all nödvändig utrustning för att samla ditt barns stamceller. Den kommer att levereras till dig inom några arbetsdagar efter beställning.

Du kan även beställa en analys för HLA-typning – läs mer om det här

Du ringer till vår jourtelefon och tar med dig Cellavivaboxen till sjukhuset

Du ringer till vår jourtelefon och tar med dig Cellavivaboxen till sjukhuset

När det är dags att föda, ring oss och ta med Cellavivaboxen till sjukhuset. Informera barnmorskan om ditt beslut att samla in stamcellerna vid inskrivning.

Om du beställt ett HLA-analyskit, kom ihåg att ta ur kitet från Cellavivaboxen innan du åker till sjukhuset!

Stamcellerna samlas in

Stamcellerna samlas in

Stamcellerna samlas in efter att barnet fötts och navelsträngen har klippts. Proceduren tar bara några minuter och är helt smärtfri och säker för mamma och barn.

Cellaviva ansvarar för transport till laboratoriet

Cellaviva ansvarar för medicinsk transport till laboratoriet

När insamlingen är klar så bokar Cellaviva medicinsk kurirtransport av proverna till laboratoriet.

Cellavivas laboratorium analyserar och fryser ned stamcellerna

Cellavivas laboratorium analyserar och fryser ned stamcellerna

I laboratoriet, som är ett bland världens mest erkända, utför vi noggranna kvalitetskontroller, processer och analyser av stamcellerna innan cellerna fryses ned.

Cellaviva förvarar stamcellerna säkert tills någon i familjen behöver dem

Cellaviva förvarar stamcellerna säkert tills någon i familjen behöver dem

Stamcellerna förvaras i familjens egna depå hos Cellaviva. Cellerna förvaras i en temperatur på -196 °C vilket stoppar deras åldrande och gör att cellerna behåller både kvalitet och viabilitet till den dag de kan komma att behövas.

You order the Cellaviva box

You order the Cellaviva box

The Cellaviva box contains all the necessary equipment for collecting your child’s stem cells. The Cellaviva box will be delivered to you within a few business days at your desired delivery address.

You can also order a HLA-Typing Analysis – read about it here

You call our hotline and take the Cellaviva box to the place of birth

You call our hotline and take the Cellaviva box to the place of birth

Contact the Cellaviva hotline when your birth starts. Take the Cellaviva box to the place of birth and inform the hospital midwife that you have arranged for your baby’s umbilical cord stem cells to be collected.

Important Note: If you have ordered the HLA Analysis kit, remember to remove the HLA Analysis kit from the Cellaviva box before going to the hospital!

The stem cells are collected

The stem cells are collected

The stem cells are collected after the baby is born and the umbilical cord has been clamped and cut. The procedure only takes a few minutes and is completely painless and safe for mother and child.

Cellaviva arranges for medical transportation to the lab

Cellaviva arranges for medical transportation to the lab

When the collection is complete, Cellaviva will book medical courier transport of the samples to the laboratory.

Cellaviva’s laboratory analyses and freezes the stem cells

Cellaviva’s laboratory analyses and freezes the stem cells

In the laboratory, which is among the world’s most recognised, we perform careful quality controls, processes and analysis of the stem cells before the cells are frozen.

Cellaviva securely stores the stem cells until someone in your family may need them.

Cellaviva securely stores the stem cells until someone in your family may need them.

The stem cells are stored in cryotanks at Cellaviva in the family’s own cryo cassettes. When the cells are stored at a temperature of -196 ° C, they are preserved in cryosleep. In this way, cells retain both their quality and vitality.

Security
Cellaviva, as the only stem cell bank in the Nordic region, ensures that your child’s stem cells are viable, of the highest quality and ready for delivery in a few days if your family needs them in the future.