Store umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord tissue with VitaPlusCord
If you are profoundly informed, you will not throw away the stem cells from umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord tissue at birth. Vita 34 is the only provider in the German-speaking countries offering the cryo-preservation of umbilical tissue, which is of great importance to regenerative medicine, since 2013. It is a one-time possibility to take health precautions for your child. Place an order with Vita 34 now and choose one of the VitaPlusCord product variants. Benefit from savings by paying the storage with VitaPlusCord25 or VitaPlusCord50 in advance.
If you give birth in a clinic of the Hirslanden Group, you will receive 500 CHF discount on storaging fee.
- Storage of umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord tissue
- Personal advice by experienced specialist counselors
- Careful collection and transport by qualified staff
- High-quality processing and safe freezing (cryo-preservation)
- Insolvency insurance
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 on the maternity card, whether umbilical cord blood can be collected and applied later from the medical point of view. The maternity clinic you choose will be informed accordingly.
Collection and transport of umbilical cord blood and cord tissue
In time before 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 and the cord. The Vita 34 transport box including temperature-stabilizing gel pads, isolating polystyrene box, and temperature chip optimally ensures the quality of blood and cord. We trained doctors and midwifes at almost all maternity clinics in Germany and we pay them for the collection afterwards. 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 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Preparation and storage
At the laboratory, the umbilical cord blood and tissue is processed and prepared in line with international standards and becomes first-class source material for possible application. The blood is frozen in at least six portions (one main bag, five retain samples). If the blood volume is very high, several bags are frozen at no extra charge. The tissue is stored separately in another bag.
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. Your stem cell deposit is insured by HDI Global SE, which will provide the financial funds in case of insolvency in order to continue the professional and controlled storage of your child’s stem cell preparations until age 50. This form of insurance is unique!
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 7,000 Euro. 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 Germany) and takes care of the professional preparation of the stem cells.
The price for the second stem cell deposit is reduced by 150 Euro, for the third storage by 300 Euro, and for the fourth storage by 450 Euro. As of the fifth storage, the deposit is exempt from charges except for the annual fee. 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.