5 Simple Steps To Preserve Your Baby’s Stem Cells at LifeCell
Register for stem cell banking with our representative & receive the collection kit
Complete Order Acceptance Online
A payment acknowledgement emailer with a link to complete the order acceptance will be sent to registered email Id. All you need to do is to click on that link and complete the order acceptance by verifying order details
Time For Delivery
Call us @ 800 5433 2355 at least 4 hours before delivery. Our paramedic will be ready for you. Carry the kit to the hospital on the day of delivery & hand it over to the doctor.
Stem Cell Collection & Processing
Your baby’s umbilical cord blood is collected in the kit & our logistics chain will safely transport the sample to our lab within 48 hours. Our lab experts will test & process the received samples.
Preservation & Certificate
Stem cells extracted from your baby’s cord blood is preserved at our storage facility in Chennai or Gurugram. An online preservation certificate is made available once the sample is safely stored. You can also track storage details like temperature & download reports when you sign in on our website.
Exclusive Benefits For LifeCell Community Banking Members
Complete Protection to the Baby against all conditions treatable using stem cells (own & donor)
Unlimited Financial Assistance of INR 20 lakhs for every stem cell transplantation for baby, siblings & parents
Protection to the baby’s siblings, parents & grandparents (maternal & paternal) by providing unrelated donor stem cells
Coverage for Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cells Transplant of INR 20 lakhs for every transplantation for baby, siblings & parents
Unlimited samples retrievals and absolutely free of cost each time for entire family
Unlimited Quality Guarantee of INR 20 lakhs each for every stem cell transplantation in case of quality failure
Best probability of finding matching donor stem cells
Continued Protection Against Rejection of stem cells for the entire family even if baby’s cord blood is of low volume / unfit for processing / storage
Exclusive access to LifeCell Registry (already 5 times larger than any public stem cell bank in India)
Full Money Refund (except sample collection charges) with continued benefits for family till baby’s 75 yrs of age
India’s Only Stem Cell Bank Offering Dual Site Facility at Chennai and Gurugram
Free CFU Assay on the stored cord blood stem cells
MATERNAL BLOOD AND UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD STEM CELLS TESTING, PROCESSING, STORAGE, EXPANSION, RETRIEVAL AND INFORMED CONSENT AGREEMENT
I, ________ along with my spouse Mr. ________ (the 'Client') (bearing CRM: __________ ), on behalf of myself/ourselves and my/our unborn Child (the 'Child'), engage LifeCell International Private Limited, a company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956, having CIN U85196TN2004PTC053577 and having its registered office at LifeCell International Private Limited, No.16, Vijayaraghava Road, 1st Lane, T. Nagar, Chennai - 600017, Tamil Nadu, India ('LifeCell'), on this day of _________ (the 'Enrollment Date'), to test, process, store, expand and retrieve stem cells obtained from the Umbilical Cord Blood collected at childbirth, and to test the Maternal Blood collected from the Birth Mother ('Services') on the following terms (this 'Agreement').
In this Agreement, (including the recitals above), unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions shall have the following meanings:
'Caregiver' means the Obstetrician/Gynecologist and/or qualified medical professional/midwife who will be assisting in delivering the Child.
'Child' means the Client's baby (or babies in the event of multiple births) from whom the Umbilical Cord Blood will be collected following his/her birth.
'Client' means the biological parents or legal guardian of the Child or the Child after attaining the age of majority.
'Collection Kit' means a UN 3373 certified kit, compliant with International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations, consisting of all essential materials required for the purpose of collection and labelling of the Maternal Blood and Umbilical Cord Blood.
'Maternal Blood' means the peripheral blood collected from Birth Mother of the Child, which has been drawn by observing standard phlebotomy procedures taken within seven days before or after the birth of the Child.
'Umbilical Cord Blood' means the blood inside the umbilical cord and/or placenta.
'Specimen' means and includes banked or cryopreserved stem cells obtained from the Umbilical Cord Blood, unless specifically mentioned otherwise.
'Private Banking' means a program wherein Client banks their Child's Specimen for exclusive usage by the Child and/or Child's biological sibling/s and/or Child's biological parent/s and/or Child's biological grandparent/s, as applicable.
'Community Banking' means a program wherein Client banks the Child's Umbilical Cord Blood Specimen for non-exclusive usage, wherein the Client also agrees to donate their Child's Umbilical Cord Blood Specimen for usage by other LifeCell Community Banking Program Clients after the second birth anniversary of the Child. As per clause 7.2, the Client can also retrieve the Specimen/s of other LifeCell Community Banking Program Clients.
'Registry' means and includes listing of HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen) typing results of Umbilical Cord Blood Specimens that meet specific qualifying criteria (benchmarked against international guidelines) that may preclude it from being eligible for utilization in stem cell transplantation, including but not limited to cell counts, microbial contamination, pre-existing condition/s like hemoglobinopathies, infectious diseases, etc.
'Colony Forming Unit (CFU) Assay' is a qualitative and quantitative method, by which the proof of 'multipotency and proliferation capacity,' the most vital property of a stem cell, is assessed. This shows the capacity of a single stem cell, not only to differentiate into specialized cellular lineages (cell potency) but also ensure proliferation to an acceptable number of each of the specialized cell types.
'Viability' denotes the percentage of alive (viable) stem cells present in the Umbilical Cord Blood which is capable of engraftment.
'Mesenchymal Stromal Cells / Stem Cells (MSC's)' are stem cells that are plastic-adherent when maintained in standard culture conditions, they express cell surface molecules/markers like CD105, CD73 and CD90, and lack expression of CD45, CD34, CD14, CD19 and HLA-DR and also differentiate to osteoblasts, adipocytes and chondroblasts, in vitro.
'Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)' are proteins or markers found on most cells in the body, and are used by the immune system to differentiate between one's own cells and others. HLA typing is used to match patients and donors for bone marrow or peripheral blood or umbilical cord blood stem cell transplants
'Inherited Diseases Testing' is a next generation sequencing (NGS) based test that searches for variations in the coding regions of genes known to cause rare inherited diseases of pediatric-onset.
'Pediatric Cancer Profiling' is a next generation sequencing (NGS) based test for comprehensive genomic profiling of all forms of childhood cancers, including but not limited to leukemia, brain tumors, and a diverse group of solid tumors.
2. SERVICES: OPTION AND FEES
LifeCell offers its Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Banking Services under different plans, fees and payment methods as detailed in the Plan and Payments section, which the Client must choose at the time of Enrollment.
All applicable taxes including but not limited to Goods and Services Tax, present and/or future levy, if any, are payable by the Client.
3. CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Client is responsible for providing the LifeCell Collection Kit to the Caregiver and arranging for collection, preparation and labelling of the Maternal Blood and the Umbilical Cord Blood for delivery to LifeCell's laboratory along with the duly filled up forms included in the Collection Kit, unless otherwise specified by the Client to LifeCell for assistance as per Clause 8.9.