Today, scientifically it is proven that storage of Cord Blood can stretch till 23 years. However, many studies have shown that as long as it is properly stored, cord blood can be stored indefinitely.
Stem cells that have been cryogenically preserved remain viable for decades. It has been confirmed that cord blood stem cells were still viable after being frozen 23+ years.
Broxmeyer, H.E. Cell Stem Cell 2010; 6(1):21-24 Mazur, P. Science 1970; 168(3934):939-949 Nietfeld, J.J. et al. BBMT 2008; 14:316-322
To date, cord blood stem cells transplants have been used to treat more than 80 diseases* involving blood cancers such as Leukemia, Lymphomas, Myelomas and blood disorders such as Thalassemia, Sickle Cell Anemia and Autoimmune disease.
With its potential to become different tissue types for regenerative therapy, cord blood stem cells hold significant promise for treatment of some life-threatening diseases such as cerebral palsy, autism, spinal cord injuries, heart diseases and strokes.
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A study has shown that the older we get, the higher the chances of cancer and the probability of having a stem cell transplant increases as well.
In the United States, 1 in 217* people will have a stem cell transplant by the age of 70. Hence, cord blood that you are storing from your child could potentially be used for an immediate family member in the future.
Source: Lifetime Probability of Stem Cell Transplant in USA: Nietfeld JJ, Pasquini MC, Logan, BR, Verter, F, Horowitz MM 2008; BBMT 14(3)316–322 doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2007.12.49
Cord blood has been used in thousands of transplants for children and adults around the world. Since 1988, there are over 40,000 cord blood stem cell samples have been used in clinical applications worldwide
Stem cells are labeled an important biological resource and researchers are conducting more and more studies to unlock the potential of umbilical cord blood stem cells in future applications for diseases like Alzheimer’s, cerebral palsy, diabetes, heart and liver disease, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, stroke and more..
New uses for cord blood stem cells are being discovered rapidly. However, banking cord blood does not guarantee that the cells will provide a cure or be applicable to every situation. The treating physician will determine the ultimate use.
Source: Ballen KK, Gluckman E, Broxmeyer HE. Umbilical cord blood transplantation: the first 25 years and beyond. Blood. 2013;122(4):491-498. doi:10.1182/blood-2013-02-453175
Yes. Your child’s cord blood can potentially be used for other family members, especially his/her siblings. This is because we can still use the stem cells, with up to two antigens mismatches, in cord blood transplants
StemCord stores your cord blood in multiple cryo units. With promising developments in the field of Regenerative Therapy using stem cells, storing stem cells in two cryobags provide the capacity for multiple treatments if needed. We also take the extra step to split the cord blood units into two locations for your added security and peace of mind.
StemCord is one of the few banks in Asia to have acquired accreditation for NetCord-FACT International Standards for Cord Blood Collection, Processing, Testing, Banking, Selection and Release of autologous cord blood units.
The accreditation confirms the company managed by medical professionals, constantly striving to achieve the highest international standard and quality of care and service for cord blood bank programs in Singapore.
StemCord stores your child’s cord blood stem cells separately at two of its storage facilities in Singapore located at 100 Pasir Panjang and Trade Hub 21. Our facilities operate under controlled conditions to guarantee the safety and sterility of the cord blood samples.
Our laboratories feature backup generators, computer monitoring systems. The facility and systems are monitored twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, to ensure the long-term security of your family’s stem cells.
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All StemCord Cord Blood storages automatically comes with the following bonus covers:
- StemCord QualityPlus - $75,000*
- StemCord TransplantMedicare - $50,000*
- StemCord Care21*
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Each child's cord blood stem cell sample is unique. Saving the cord blood for each of your children will help ensure that an exact genetic match is available. In addition, it increases the likelihood of a useful match among family members
There are many benefits and reasons why you should continue to store your child's cord blood, such as:
1. A guaranteed match for autologous transplants (where the donor and recipient are the same individual)
2. A readily available supply of stored stem cells in time-critical situations when transplant is required.
3. Lower risk of Graft Versus Host Disease for autologous transplants.
4. Umbilical cord blood stem cells are younger and no chance to obtain your child's cord blood again should you require it.
When your child has attained the age of 21, you may arrange for the cord blood stem cells to be assigned to them. StemCord will inform you of the procedures in due time.
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Yes, we do have a referral program in place for our existing clients. Contact us at 6471 2002 to find out more!
No - the public bank does not accept cord blood that has already been stored in a private/family bank. Alternatively, you can choose to donate to StemCord for research and validation purposes.
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Yes, you may make the payment with a valid CDA account (sibling's CDA can be used too) at our sales offices during operating hours with the CDA NETS card.
We do have installment plans for UOB 0% 6 to 12 months*. Do contact us at 6777 2002 for more information.
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