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You will be aware of the concept of stem cell banking by your own doctor. In case you seek more information, BabyCell Client Relationship Executive will counsel you and your family about the benefits of preserving your baby's umbilical cord blood with BabyCell. Still if your queries are not resolved, our team of medical experts shall be at all times available to resolve your queries.
Once your queries are resolved, you need to fill up the client agreement and enrollment forms.
BabyCell Executive will assist you in the same.
Pay the initial registration fees.
BabyCell charges the processing and storage fees only after the specimen is collected. Note BabyCell is the only company to collect processing charges after the collection is done.
Upon registration BabyCell collection kit will be dispatched to your home within 30 working days. In case your delivery date is very close, BabyCell shall dispatch the kit using express mode. The kit will include everything that our paramedic professional will need to safely and reliably collect the maximum amount of your baby's umbilical cord blood (UCB).
Inform BabyCell about name of the doctor, nursing home, hospital where the delivery is expected, then you will receive your kit box from us. The collection kit box contains a checklist of the items provided. Kindly confirm that all the contents are present and that none is damaged. Place the 50 ml cord tissue collection tube in the side compartment of your refrigerator at a temperature of 2-8°C, till the time of delivery. Place the gel packs in the ice compartment of the refrigerator atleast 24 hours prior to the expected delivery time. Do not disturb any other kit contents and do not open the packaging of other packed material. While travelling to the hospital, ensure that gel packs and the cord lining tube are taken with you.
At the hospital hand over the collection kit box to the paramedic or doctor and instruct the personnel to check the items of the kit box. If delivery is anticipated to be delayed, instruct the hospital staff to place the two gel packs in the ice compartment of their refrigerator.
Inform us when the mother is admitted in the hospital. Once collection is over, kindly ensure that the doctor and the collection personnel fill up the pink form provided in the kit box.
At time of delivery a trained BabyCell paramedic professional will be present at the hospital. Umbilical cord blood will be collected after the baby is born. Medical professional will also draw a small amount of the mother's blood for testing and processing purposes.
After the collection, cord blood bag and cord tissue tube are packed safely in temperature controlled kit box. BabyCell Collection Kit is specifically designed to hold the requisite temperature for upto 72 hours after collection.
BabyCell offers pre-arranged shipping with an experienced courier. Simply make a call once your baby is born and our courier partner will collect the collection kit from the hospital and deliver it to our laboratory in Lonavla, Maharashtra within pre-arranged stipulated time.
Your specimen needs to be transported in a carefully controlled temperature range. BabyCell is the only company to monitor and record the temperature of the kit box while it is in transit.
Our automated tracking system is designed to help facilitate timely delivery of your baby's cord blood to our laboratory. You can relax with your new born baby while we track your sample every step of the way.
Cord blood processing
Cord blood is to be processed in a completely sterile, class 10,000 Clean Room in Class 100 Biosafety Cabinet. BabyCell processes cord blood using internationally approved Density Gradient Separation Technology. In this process, excess plasma and red blood cells are removed by centrifugation and the mononuclear rich plasma containing stem cells are stored for future use. Processing is done using Closed Bag System, thus ensuring that the cord blood is not exposed to extraneous particles during any point of time in processing.
Maternal Blood Testing
BabyCell also collects mother's blood for testing of Infectious Diseases. Mother's blood will be tested for
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
HBV (Hepatitis B Virus)
HCV (Hepatitis C virus)
HTLV (Human T Lymphocyte Virus)
If any of the above test result is positive, BabyCell may decide not to store your baby's the cord blood.
You will be notified by our Client Relationship Executive once the specimen reaches the lab and is processed and stored. A detailed report along with certificate of preservation shall be dispatched within 30 days after the collection.
BabyCell stores its cord blood units in cryobags. This is an internationally acclaimed method of storage and most transplant centres around the world accepts cord blood stored in cryobags. Storage in cryobags is superior to cryovials in terms of higher viability and recovery of stored stem cells over the years. In addition it minimizes the issues of external contamination entering the blood system.
BabyCell cryopreserves all specimens in vapour phase of liquid nitrogen. This prevents cross contamination of specimens which is known to occur in liquid phase of liquid nitrogen. Additionally, all specimens are first sealed in cryobags and then placed in distinct cassettes which further ensure safety of your specimen.