Sibling Program

Sibling Program

The stem cells collected from the cord blood at a baby's birth are not just a potential life saver for baby. It could also be an equally effective treatment opportunity for the siblings of the baby or other family members.

Yes, each child shares one of the two HLA genes with each parent which translates into a 25% chance of the cord blood being a perfect match for the sibling. Babycell's Sibling Program caters to expecting parents who have a child that is diagnosed with a treatable hematological condition.

How it works

If you are an expecting parent and your first child has a medical condition, then our panel of experts will assess and diagnose it. If it is termed curable with stem cell therapy, then Babycell will provide cord blood collection, processing and storage completely free of cost for 5 years for the upcoming baby.

This could be a new lease of life for your child along with the chance to store the life giving stem cells.



Case study 1

Date: 19th January 2016

Cord blood Stem cells saved Prerna from Dreadful Diseases MPS6

At the age of 2, Prerna's parents sensed something wrong with her structural formation and hence took doctors' opinions. Post a thorough check from specialist of Hinduja hospital, Mumbai. Prerna was diagnosed with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI popularly known as MPS 6. It is caused by deficiency of the enzyme N-acetyl- galactosamine-4- sulphatase. The symptoms for this disease are weak bone, bone cartilage disorders, enlargement of liver and spleen. On doctor's suggestion, Prerna's parents went for another child and stored their second child's umbilical cord blood for Prerna's treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI metabolic condition (MPS-VI). Prerna's parents approached Babycell under sibling program. On 19th January 2016, the transplant took place at Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai by Dr. Revathi Raj. The transplant was successful and Prerna has since then has shown tremendous improvements and after 1 year of follow up, we learnt that Prerna is recovering well.

Disclaimer: Names of the patient have been changed to protect the identity of the patient and family.



Case study 2

Date: 29th July 2016

Cord blood Stem cells saved Veena from Thalassemia Major

Veena was born with B- Thalassemia Major. Thalassemia major occurs when a child inherits two mutated genes one from each parent. The symptoms of these disease are fatigue, weakness, jaundice, swollen abdomen, dark urine and deformities of the facial bones. Veena's parents did not store her cord blood at birth. Since Veena had no permanent cure for her Thalassemia Transplant, Physician Dr. Vijay Ramanan suggested Veena's parents to have another baby so that they can use their second child's cord blood stem cells to cure Veena from Thalassemia. Veena's parents approached Babycell for her treatment under their sibling program. On 29th July 2016, the transplant took place at Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune. The transplant went well and after 6 months of follow-up, Veena is seen recovering well. Moreover, there are no signs and symptoms of the disease. Today, the family is relieved as they had, once, lost hopes of her recovery.

Disclaimer: Names of the patient have been changed to protect the identity of the patient and family.




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