What Is Umbilical Cord Blood?
Umbilical cord blood, or popularly known as cord blood is the blood that is present in your baby’s umbilical cord. It is a rich source of stem cells and can be collected only once i. e. at the time of the birth of your child.
Stem cells extracted from cord blood are used efficiently in the treatment of blood-related conditions such as Thalassemia, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Neuroblastoma and so on. Cord blood stem cells have been used for over 30 years in more than 50,000+ transplants across the world.
Why Is It Necessary To Store Your Baby’s Cord Blood At Birth?
Who Can Use My Baby’s Stored Cord Blood?
Stem cells obtained from the umbilical cord are the youngest and have great potential when compared to stem cells derived from adults or other sources. This means they can differentiate into a number of cell types. Hence, they are used for treating 80+ life-threatening diseases including cancer today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it worth storing stem cells?
Cord Blood Stem Cells have high regenerative properties & the ability to transform into blood cells, brain cells, muscle cells, bone cells etc. Currently, they are used to treat 80+ life-threatening medical conditions.
By storing the precious cord blood of your baby, you can now protect not just baby but entire family including parents, siblings, maternal & paternal grandparents for a lifetime.
How is cord blood processed?
LifeCell uses premier cord blood processing technology-PrepaCyte-CB®. This technology allows extraction of a maximum number of stem cells and provides superior red blood cell depletion over all other methods. LifeCell is the only company in India to offer this unique technology to its customers.
For more information on cord blood processing: https://www.lifecell.in/biobank/lc-prepacyte-cb
How much does LifeCell cost?
LifeCell offers a number of flexible storage plans at an affordable price. The EMI starts at Rs. 950/month.
For more information on pricing & offers: https://www.lifecell.in/biobank/umbilicalcord-banking-offers
What documentation will I receive upon preservation?
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 monthly temperature track record shared once every year.
To know more about how to bank your baby’s stem cells with LifeCell: https://www.lifecell.in/media/newsletter/pdfs/pdf/LifeCell_Community_Banking_Brochure_EPIP_-_August_2019_Ver_009_English_.pdf
How and when do I have to register with Lifecell?
You can register with LifeCell anytime before your expected delivery date. We suggest you enrol with us during your second or initial phase of the third trimester to avail an early-bird discount and other exciting offers.
Yet to make a decision on stem cell banking? Let our experts help you make the right decision. Book an appointment with us today: https://www.lifecell.in/request-a-call-back-1
What are the source of stem cells?
Stem can be banked from number of sources like:
- Menstrual Fluid
- Bone Marrow
- Umbilical Cord Blood
Umbilcal cord blood is the most popular source for banking. Cord blood banking is the extraction of stem cells from umbilcal cord.
Know more about stem cell banking benefits here.