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Protect your child´s future health thanks to stem cells
We will store your baby´s cells from umbilical cord blood for 25 years.
Payment in up to 25 instalments:
Deposit 1'000 CHF + 24 monthly instalments of 100 CHF
We will store your baby´s cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue for 25 years.
Payment in up to 25 instalments:
Deposit 990 CHF + 24 monthly instalments of 125 CHF
Baby Basic Twins
Payment in up to 25 instalments
Deposit 1'300 CHF + 24 monthly instalments of 150 CHF
Baby Complete Twins
Payment in up to 25 instalments
Deposit 1'700 CHF + 24 monthly instalments of 175 CHF
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How does it work?
For deliveries in Switzerland only
By completing the electronic agreement on our online site or
By calling the 0800 610 610 you will receive the contract to be completed and returned to the postal address MyBabyCells – Swiss Stem Cell Science, Via Pizzamiglio 12, CH–6833 Vacallo
If you do not give birth in a Stem Cells Collection Center from our group, you will receive the kit at home 2 or 3 days after your registration.
You must give the kit to the obstetric member of staff entrusted with the collection.
The Stem cell collection will be performed by the gynaecologist. All information about the stem cell collection procedure can be found inside the kit.
Call No 0800 610 610 and announce that the birth has taken place.
Following the collection carried out in the delivery room, a courier responsible for the recovery of the kit will collect it directly from the hospital concerned and will carry the kit to the laboratory which is the only autologous bank in Switzerland to benefit from FACT-Netcord accreditation.
The laboratory, accredited by the health authorities, will perform the analysis, purification and the counting of the stem cells before proceeding with their conservation in liquid nitrogen at -196°C.
Thanks to cryostorage, stem cells can be easily thawed, if required.
You will receive the cryostorage certificate by post, approximately three months after the birth.
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FAQs about the preservation and the process
Keeping your child’s stem cells is very simple, our Customer Support will assist you step by step.
Contact us on 0800 610 610 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive all the necessary information on the collection and the bureaucratic procedure to be followed.
Samples are collected immediately after birth, when the umbilical cord that unites the mother to the child is cut. The collection procedure is simple, takes a few minutes and is completely painless for both the mother and the child.
When the procedure is completed, call 091 960 22 20 to arrange the pickup. The samples will arrive directly in the laboratory where they will be processed and cryopreserved. Afterwards we will send you the results of the process and the Certification of the conservation of your samples.
Following your order, you will be sent the collection kit which you need to take to the hospital upon admission. Inside the kit, you will find the instructions and documentation necessary for the storage of your samples.
Before giving birth, make sure that all documents are completed, signed and placed inside the kit box or already delivered to Nescens Swiss Stem Cell Science. Without your consent, the samples cannot be processed.
The blood and cord tissue is collected after the cord has been severed and the child has been removed. The health worker will place the samples of blood and cord tissue and the maternal samples inside the kit.
When the above procedure has been completed, contact the number 091 960 22 20 to arrange for your kit to be collected. If the birth takes place during the weekend or on holidays, keep the kit at room temperature, away from heat and call to announce the birth and organise the collection, which will take place the following Monday morning, or the first working day immediately after the holidays.
The kit will be picked up by our dedicated courier for the transport of biological material and delivered directly to the laboratory.
Our collection kit is a thermal box that isolates the sample from external temperatures. It has its autonomy and keeps the samples in optimal conditions, at room temperature, until it reaches our laboratory. Inside the kit there are one or two (depending on the season) temperature stabilisers that guarantee the samples the temperature required during transport.
Your samples will be processed as soon as they arrive in the laboratory following the highest quality standards.
The laboratory processes 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year, compliant with the guidelines, guaranteeing the best results to the client.
Your child’s blood and cord blood samples will be processed and stored in a specialised facility based exclusively in Switzerland.
All storage tanks have an individual security system and are monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We hope you will never need it, but if it were to be, it will be our care to follow you along this path. If you need the stem cells for a therapeutic treatment, we will release the samples free of charge.
After agreeing the consent documents with you, we will agree with your doctor to arrange the safe delivery of the samples to the transplant centre indicated at the requested date and time.
The collection of blood and / or tissue of the anatomical tract of the umbilical cord does not interfere with the birth stages, nor does it alter the procedures with which the medical staff give birth to the child.
No. Whether you opt for a natural birth, a caesarean section or an induced delivery, there should be no problem collecting your child’s stem cells.
We always advise the medical staff to perform the withdrawal in the first minute after delivery. Any action performed after this time limit may affect the amount of cord blood available.
In any part of the world you live, the preservation of your samples at Nescens Swiss Stem Cell Science (Switzerland) will always be guaranteed.
In the event of a transfer, please remember to inform us of your new address and contact information so that we can keep your data up-to-date.
Your child’s stem cells can be used by anyone with a histocompatibility of at least 80%, such as a brother or sister. Stem cells of a relative (preferably brother/sister) are generally the first transplant option when considering the source of stem cells. In most allogeneic transplants (recipient other than donor) stem cells from a family member are used.
In Switzerland,. there are several hospitals where you can choose to donate umbilical cord blood stem cells to the public banks system.
The umbilical cord blood stem cells could be used to treat someone else around the world. However, you will no longer have direct access to this precious sample. For more information, please contact the Swiss Italian Blood Transfusion Center (CRS).
FAQs about STEM CELLS
Stem cells are not yet specialised, primitive cells, with the extraordinary ability to self-renew and differentiate into a multitude of cells. They create a direct link between the health of the child when it is born and the future.
If the child were to have any age-old health problem, stem cells can be the key to restoring their health.
Cord blood stem cells are already used in the treatment of over 80 diseases including leukaemia, anaemia and thalassaemia, with a constantly growing list. Those of the cordon tissue instead contribute to the growth, regeneration and repair of damaged tissues.
It is advisable to conserve stem cells for each child individually in order to ensure that you have a sample available with 100% compatibility for each of your children.
It is scientifically proven that there is a 25% probability of compatibility between brothers and sisters.
A cord blood sample should be between 20 and 60 ml, although this may differ greatly due to the size of the umbilical cord itself and the birth circumstances.
The sample must contain a minimum number of stem cells CD34+ to allow us to consider it suitable for a possible future therapeutic treatment. If your cord blood sample does not meet this requirement, you will have the option to refuse storage.
Currently, cord blood stem cells can be used to treat a wide range of diseases (more than 80), including:
- Red blood cell proliferation disorders (Anaemia, platelet disorders and others)
- Hereditary disorders of the immune system (severe combined immunodeficiency, neutropenia and others)
- Cancer (leukaemia, bone marrow cancer and more)
- Hereditary metabolic disorders (mucopolysaccharidosis accumulation diseases, leukodystrophy disorders, etc.)
Hereditary disorders affecting the immune system and other organs (hair hypoplasia, Gunther’s disease)
The laboratory has a time limit of 68 hours for the samples to arrive in the laboratory. Samples must be subjected to the separation procedure within 72 hours of birth.
After choosing the desired service, you can order and receive the collection kit through two options: payment by instalments in 25 months, or payment in a single payment. In the event that the procedure does not have a positive outcome, a refund is always guaranteed, depending on when the service is interrupted. Contact us for more information.
In the (highly unlikely) case where the bank where the samples are stored becomes insolvent, Swiss Stem Cell Science will transfer the samples to another equally accredited facility that will comply with the terms of the original agreement. As a member of a strong prestigous group specialized in stem cells, the samples are safe and will always remain in Switzerland.
There are alternatives to the preservation of cord blood, such as the removal of stem cells from bone marrow and peripheral blood. However, stem cord cells have numerous advantages: they are the youngest and most effective cells found in the human body, and are relatively free of environmental and electromagnetic contamination. Furthermore, the procedure for their collection is non-invasive and immediately available.
If the child had a genetic disease, such as sickle cell anaemia, the stem cells would have the same genetic defect. In the case that the autologous stem cells (from the person themself) could not be used, the cord blood of a brother / sister would be the best option.
It is estimated that around 600 samples were released from private cord blood banks for autologous and allogeneic transplants of a sibling or family member.
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