Cord blood and placenta

Why to preserve?

The umbilical cord blood is an ideal source of stem cells. Stem cells are the progenitors of all cells and tissues of the human organism. The unique feature of the stem cells is their capability to selfrecovery. The stem cell devides, producing new stem cells and specialized cells, so getting transformed into the cells of organs and tissues of the organism. Upon that, the umbilical cord blood derived stem cells possess some exceptional advantages.

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Also the Cryobank of the Institute of Cell Therapy offers to preserve placenta. The exclusiveness of placenta implicates the presence of a variety of biologically active hormone-like substances, the respectable part of which it is impossible to derive from any other sources, as they are synthesized by the organism only in the period of pregnancy. Placenta is rich in cytokins (“cell hormones”) and growth factors, which possess regulatory and reconstructive effect on the human organism. Some unique anticoagulants and enzymes were revealed in placenta as well. Also placenta has an exceptional value as the extremely rich source of stem cells.

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How to preserve?

It is enough, that you just get in contact with the Institute of Cell Therapy and we will assign you the personal consultant. He will provide you all necessary documentation, provide or organize an individual consultation concerning the collection and clinical application of the stem cells of the umbilical cord blood and placenta, fill the contract and control the delivery of the collected material to the Cryobank. We will accompany you on all stages, from signing a contract, collection and transportation of the material to the commitment of the Certificate on cord blood and placenta storage.

Also you have in your disposal the informational and organizational support of the Institute of Cell Therapy concerning the clinical application of the preserved material in the Cryobank.

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Why our Cryobank?

Cryobank of the Institute of Cell Therapy was the first medical institution in Ukraine, offering the preservation of the umbilical cord blood of a baby to the expectant parents. And here 10 years, from 2003 the umbilical cord blood bank of the Institute of Cell Therapy is in operation. During that period of time thousands of families confided us the storage of the biological insurance of their baby.

The Institute of Cell Therapy was the first, who introduced the service of placenta storage to the market and we remain the only using placental extract in clinical practice.

Today our Cryobank is an update, hightechnological biotechnological complex with the area of over 500 m2, including biological material procession and cell cultivation laboratory, the molecular diagnosis laboratory (PCR) and the biggest in ISU cryostorage.

The Cryobank of the Institute of Cell Therapy meets both the demands of the Ukrainian legislation and international standards. We were the first, who received the license for the operation of the banks of the umbilical cord blood, other cells and human tissues.

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How much does the storage cost?

The main assignment we set ourselves is to preserve the maximal accessibility of the services cost with their compliance with the world quality standards.

We offer the expectant parents:

  • The receipt of the individual discount (from 5% to 40%) for the service “Collection of umbilical cord blood and placenta”
  • The choice of the form of payment for the storage of the umbilical cord blood stem cells: annual or preliminary payment for 5, 10 and 20 years, which allows to receive substantial economy (up to 45%)
  • The opportunity to get deferred payment
  • The single cost of the service throughout all the territory of Ukraine
  • Free storage of the umbilical cord blood and placenta during the calendar year, in which the contract was signed
  • Free storage of placenta during all contract duration under conditions of the signing a contract in the package with the umbilical cord blood

The cost of the collection and storage of the umbilical cord blood stem cells of your baby even during all life period is manyfold lower compared than the search of the donor stem cells samples. It is important to note that the cost of the services, offered by the Institute of Cell Therapy in Ukraine, is severalfold lower than the prices for the analogous services in Russian Federation and countries of Europe.

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