Cord Blood Banking

Preserve your baby’s cord blood cells at birth & protect your entire family from 80+ diseases!

Gives Your Family A Promise Of A Healthy Future!

In LifeCell’s ingenious Community Banking model, umbilical cord stem cells collected at the time of birth are added to a community pool. In the event of a medical need, members of the community bank can access all the units stored in this pool to find the best possible match!

Expectant parents who want to gift a lifetime of good health to their newborn as well as their entire family.

Why Community Stem Cell Banking Is A Better Choice over Private Banking

Know how community banking facilitated double cord blood
transplant and emerged as a life-saver for a little girl
suffering from aplastic anemia

Customised Storage Plans With Maximum Benefits & Security

*Testing and processing fee | Minimum ₹4000 collection fee will be chargeable depending on the hospital.

#Renewal charges payable every year on the child’s birthday as part of the Annual Plan. To avoid annual payments, one may switch to long term (21 yrs or 75 yr) plans.

In India, 40 to 50% of total childhood cancers are Leukemia and 15 to 20% are Lymphoma.

Over 40,000 cord blood transplants have been carried out for the treatment of cancerous & non-cancerous disorders by replacing damaged cells with new healthy cells. However, in >90% of blood disorders, a matching donor is required as own stem cells are not useful. Since the best chance of finding a match is with a donor of similar ethnic background, LifeCell is bridging the gap & offering hope with the largest repository of Indian origin stem cells!

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LifeCell also offers a beacon of hope to patients in the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds & severe COVID-19 by crafting innovative products derived from placental & cord tissue!

With LifeCell Community Stem Cell Banking, your newborn’s cord blood stem cells are in safe hands!

Baby is born with umbilical cord and placenta attached

Cord is clamped and cut. Blood drawn from the clamped cord into special collection bag

Examination and analysis on the blood

Collection bag is quickly delivered to the laboratory

Blood is stored in special container

Kept in liquid nitrogen storage tank inside a secure facility

Here’s What Makes Lifecell India’s Largest & Most Trusted Stem Cell Bank

Complete Protection In Just 3 Steps!

Select a Plan & Order Your Kit
  • Select a storage plan based on your needs.
  • The collection kit will be delivered to your doorstep
Sample Collection
  • Carry the kit to the hospital before delivery
  • A paramedic will be present at the time of delivery for a seamless collection process
Get Your Sample Report
  • The sample goes extensive evaluation by our experts
  • Overall proportion of derived cells and their quality is observed
  • A personalised report is sent to you within just 15 days!
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Cellular Health Parameters

Insights on various parameters including total white blood cell count, CD34+ count, and viability which indicate the potency of the preserved unit.

Infectious Disease Testing

Information on the presence of pathogens to minimise the risks of transmitting blood-borne infections

Microbial Contamination Testing

Information on the presence of bacterial or fungal contamination

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Parenthood journey is the most exciting part of every
individual’s life. We at LifeCell, thus, consider it as a priority to
make sure your newborn gets the best possible start!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Cord Blood Stem Cells have high regenerative properties & the ability to transform into different type of blood cells. Currently, they are used to treat 80+ life-threatening medical conditions. By storing the precious cord blood of your baby with LifeCell, you can now protect not just the baby but the entire family including parents, siblings, maternal & paternal grandparents for a lifetime.

As a result of their ability to self-renew and differentiate into different cell types, stem cells have found applications in the treatment of various diseases. Currently, the FDA has approved the treatment of over 80 diseases using cord blood stem cells. Full list provided here. Stem Cell Transplant is a standard treatment in blood cancers (various types of leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma). It has broadening & novel applications in non-cancerous diseases including metabolic disorders, immunodeficiencies, hemoglobinopathies (thalassemia, sickle cell disease), autoimmune disorders (systemic sclerosis, multiple sclerosis) & neurological conditions (cerebral palsy, autism, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, & brain injury). With ongoing research and developments in the field of stem cells, treatment of various debilitating ailments shows promising results.

A majority (>90%) of the blood related medical conditions would require stem cells from a healthy matching donor for treatment as our own stem cells contain the same defect (the root cause of the problem) that causes the disease, hence they cannot be used for treatment.

Consider a case where the child is diagnosed with thalassemia and is in need of a stem cell transplant. Since his own cells will be affected with the same thalassemia gene, he/she will need stem cells from a related or unrelated matched donor for improving the chances of a successful outcome.

The odds of using your own stem cells in a lifetime is less than 0.04%. There is no risk to share your baby’s stem cells. Similarly to blood, our body’s own stem cells also regenerate continuously. If required, own stem cells can be easily retrieved from the blood or bone marrow of our body.

For instance, Actor Lisa Ray did not have the facility to preserve her umbilical cord blood stem cells at birth. However, in order to treat her Multiple Myeloma, a type of blood cancer, her own peripheral blood stem cells came to her rescue and gave her a new lease of life.

LifeCell offers multiple pricing options such as annual storage plan at Rs. 19,990 (one-time) + Rs. 4000 (charged every year towards renewal), one-time storage plan at Rs. 49,990 (21 year storage), Lifetime storage plan at Rs. 64,990 (75 year storage) and EMI Plans starting from Rs. 950 to make your journey of cord blood banking easy and affordable.

You are 4 steps away from a lifetime of good health! Sign Up!: Before childbirth, sign up for Cord Blood Banking on our website by filling up the online enrolment form and making necessary payment through multiple channels available. Post that you will receive a collection kit. Follow the instructions provided until the big day. Sample Collection: Ensure to carry the cord blood collection kit to the Hospital. Book a paramedic, who will ensure the collection, shipment to the lab. Testing And Processing: Your sample will be tested to check its health and processed using advanced PrepaCyte-CB® technology. You can visit the dashboard to track the storage & view reports Congratulations! Now you are part of India’s largest cord blood registry.

The availability of HLA-matched stem cell units remains a major concern among Indian patients when needed because of the following reasons Siblings from the same parents have a 25% chance (1 in 4) of being a close match. Extended family members are highly unlikely to be a close match. About 70% of patients who need a transplant do not have a matched family donor. Because of the diverse Indian population, the chance of finding a genetically matched donor may range from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 1,000,000. With over 60,000 community cord blood units, LifeCell Community Banking offers complete protection against 80+ medical conditions to the entire family (the baby, siblings, parents, and maternal and paternal grandparents) & a >97% chance of finding a match

Since Mesenchymal Stem cells (cord tissue stem cells) are considered to be ‘universal donor cells’ they are being made available off-the-shelf for immediate treatment as they don’t need donor-recipient matching. In fact, almost all the current active human clinical trials related to umbilical cord tissue are using MSC’s obtained from donated sources LifeCell assures to provide Free Guaranteed Up to 1 billion ready-to-use, DCGI-approved MSC’s for baby, siblings, & parents in case of medical need.

One, among many, benefits of using cord blood stem cells, compared to stem cells gathered from other sources, is that cord blood is a fairly simple and non-invasive process to collect. There is absolutely no pain or risk to the mother or child.

LifeCell’s steel kit ensures that your baby’s stem cells are protected against fluctuations in external temperature and other damages.
• Robust Stainless Steel Body
• Optimum Transit Temperature
• Water-resistant
• Eco-Friendly
• Compact

LifeCell uses premier cord blood processing technology, PrepaCyte-CB®. This technology allows the extraction of a maximum number of stem cells and provides superior red blood cell depletion over all other methods. LifeCell is the only stem cell bank in India to offer this unique technology to its customers. For more information on cord blood processing, click here.

Any technology is only beneficial when it adds value to human life. Just after the transplant, there is the highest risk of infection until the new cells engraft. This is because the patient will have fewer white blood cells than normal. White blood cells are the part of the immune system that help prevent or fight infections. Engraftment usually happens within the first 30 days after the transplant but sometimes can take longer. Engraftment means the new cells are working properly and starting to rebuild the immune system. Engraftment marks the start of the recovery process. White blood cells are the first cells to engraft, followed by red blood cells and platelets. PrepaCyte-CB harvests the purest form of cord blood stem cells by removing more than 99% RBCs with the highest cell count in the industry (85-90% recovery) and provide the fastest patient recovery within 16 days compared to any other processing technologies. Thus, helps in better transplant outcomes, lesser time for hospitalisation and saves additional cost.

Once the stem cells are tested & processed in our lab, LifeCell sends a preservation certificate to parents. An annual preservation status report with details of the monthly temperature track record is shared once every year. To know more about how to bank your baby’s stem cells with LifeCell,click here

Yes! You can now extend stem cell protection to extended family members including your siblings and their family with LifeCell’s Floater Plan.

LifeCell ensures unlimited and free retrievals of cord blood units to all its members in case of a transplant.

There are a number of studies to prove the adverse effects of genetically mutated donor cells on recipients. Study shows that apparently healthy donors with both inherited acquired genetic factors can contribute to donor derived cancers. LifeCell under its exclusive safe transplantation program Screens for thousands of Inherited Disorders and Pediatric Cancers before the retrieval of any stem cell form the registry to ensure the safest and healthiest stem cells are released for transplantation.