Community Banking - Stem Cells Preservation with Dual Benefits | LifeCell

Community Banking

BabyCord Share Community Banking - The Comprehensive Solution

BabyCord Share Community Stem Cell Banking is a comprehensive solution that provides access to your baby’s preserved stem cells for own use, and also giving you an access to donor stem cells thereby bringing the unique benefits of both private and public banks.

How Community Banking can help?

Higher Matching Probability
With over 50,000 stem cell units added every year notwithstanding existing inventory of 200,000 units which may get added, the chances of finding a matching unit for transplant in the community would soon exceed the global availability
Low Cost For
Stem Cell Access
Community Banking offers no additional cost of stem cells when required for transplant. The initial payment towards preservation of the baby’s stem cells at birth is all it costs to access matching stem cell units at times of need
Frozen umbilical cord blood stem cells can be accessed immediately for transplant during times of crisis with no restrictions on number of times and units retrieved by the members of the community.
No risk of sharing own stem cells
With inventory withdrawal rates below 2%, there is still a very high probability of your child’s own stem cells being available for transplant when required (100% availability for the first 2 years)

How Community Banking works?

The parents preserve their baby’s umbilical cord stem cells with LifeCell and join the community.
The stem cells preserved from each baby forms a community of cord blood units with no exclusive ownership for the parent after the initial 2 years.
The stem cells are HLA typed and grouped for immediate retrieval by the community members of the stem cell bank
The preserved cord blood stem cell units can be accessed by any member of the community including the parents when required
Community stem cell banking provides collective family benefit of 28-32x over private stem cell banking (mainly due to coverage scope being increased to not just the baby but also the sibling, parents and grandparents)

Family Benefits of Community Banking

Stem cell need of a family of four members
Probability of an individual requiring a stem cell transplant for replacement therapies before the age of 70 is 1:217 (0.5%), thereby making the cumulative requirement of stem cells by a family of 4 to be 2%
Outsized advantage of community banking over private banking
Community stem cell banking offers the opportunity to use stem cells for replacement therapy for a family of four 12-16 x more than that of private banking