Umbilical cord blood:
flexible in time
Store your child's umbilical cord blood flexibly with no advance payment for the annual fee and use the full potential of current and future stem cell therapies with the VitaPlus variant.
- Removal and transport by specially trained specialist personne
- Quality investigation according to internally defined and legal requirements
- Prepared in a qualified laboratory and cryopreserved at minus 180°C
- If you give birth in a clinic of the Hirslanden Group, you will receive a CHF 500 discount
- In case of treatment transport by mobile stem cell team
Already since 1997 parents trust the high quality and safety of all processes and areas with us. From consultation to cryopreservation of the unique stem cell source. The umbilical cord blood. Benefit from current and future stem cell therapies. For a more vibrant future for your child.
The careful recording and analysis of the medical family history is required by the health authorities and has the purpose of protecting your child in case the umbilical cord blood is applied. Our doctors evaluate by means of the medical history form and the findings recorded, whether umbilical cord blood can be collected and applied later from the medical point of view.
Collection and transport of umbilical cord blood
In time prior to the delivery, we will send you the temperature-protected Vita 34 transport box containing the specifically developed collection kit, which includes the required materials to collect the blood. The Vita 34 transport box including temperature-stabilizing gel pads, isolating polystyrene box, and temperature chip optimally ensures the blood’s quality. Immediately after the umbilical cord was cut, the blood from the umbilical cord is collected and transported by a specialized courier to our stem cell laboratory. Storage is possible 365 days a year.
Preparation and storage
At the laboratory, the umbilical cord blood is processed and prepared in line with international standards and becomes first-class source material for possible application. Then you will be sent the certificate of successful storage. Permanent storage is effected in grid-independent cryo-tanks at approximately minus 180 degrees Celsius in special freezing bags packed in a cassette. Each contract is open-end, so that your deposit can be stored for an unlimited period.
Included Vita 34 services
If the stem cells are applied within the bounds of cancer therapy during the first twenty years of life of your child, Vita 34 will pay you one-time 8,000 CHF. Before the cord blood stem cells are applied within the family, Vita 34 bears the costs of the necessary tests (HLA typing). If the stem cells of your child are applied, you will be supported comprehensively. Vita 34 helps you filling out the forms and talking to doctors. The mobile stem cell team of Vita 34 transports the cryo-preserved stem cells in a special container to the doctor/other user (at no extra charge in Switzerland and Germany) and takes care of the professional preparation of the stem cells.
For each additional child, you receive a sibling discount of CHF 300. For twins, the contract fee for the second child amounts to only 50 percent, it does not apply at all for the third and any further child in case of multiple births.
The box. Specially designed for the safest possible removal of stem cells. Sterile. Insulated against heat and cold. In time at your home. And ready for the big day. For a more vital future.