More than 4 million children have their stem cells preserved in a family bank. Stem cells from the umbilical cord is used to treat more than 80 diseases today. The most common use of stem cells stored in private banks is sibling donation for the treatment of leukemia.
All you need to collect your baby’s stem cells can be found in the Cellavivabox.
When it's time to give birth, bring the Cellaviva box to the hospital. Inform the midwife about your decision to collect the stem cells.
The stem cells are collected after the baby is born and the cord has been cut. The collection takes only a few minutes and is completely painless and safe for mother and baby.
When the collection is completed, the person who collected the samples fill out the documents and contact Cellaviva for booking of the the courier transport of the samples to the laboratory.
When the stem cells arrive at the laboratory, they are analyzed by qualified laboratory staff. If the quality requirements of Cellaviva are met, the sample is processed and then frozen in liquid nitrogen.
The stem cells are stored in the family’s own freezer compartment at Cellaviva. When stored in a temperature of -196 ° C, the cells stop aging. This allows the cells to retain both quality and vitality.
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. In the laboratory we carry out careful quality controls and analysis of the stem cells before the cells are frozen.
The stem cells are safely stored in liquid nitrogen in the family’s own box in the freezer, saved for your family and future. We are under the supervision of IVO, the Swedish Inspectorate for Health and Care, and comply with the high standards for safe and safe handling and storage of stem cells.
The purpose of saving the sample is to be able to use it for treatment purposes. Cellaviva submits the sample following a request from the mother under the condition that the medical treatment concerns the child or a relative.