Stem cell storage at birth
is a "once in a life time"
opportunity for your family.
from just R266.93 p/m.
Cord blood stem cells have
now been used in more than
30,000 transplants worldwide.
Over 4000 clinical trials worldwide,
treating debilitating and life-threatening
diseases with stem cells.
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The love a mother and father have for their children is like nothing in this world.
Even before their birth, our genetically rooted instinct to nurture and protect our children from harm is ignited and lasts a life time. For most parents, there is no mountain too big to move for the sake of their children’s health and happiness.
Storing your baby’s umbilical cord blood and cord tissue is a gift so precious you can only give it once and has the potential to save his or her life. It is important for parents to know that these valuable elements are only available at birth and the collection is a quick and pain free procedure to both the mother and baby.
WHY BANK Your BABIES’ CORD BLOOD & TISSUE STEM CELLS?
- Your baby’s cord blood is rich in potentially lifesaving stem cells, which are the body’s master cells that have the ability to differentiate into specialised cells.
- Cord blood stem cells have been used in more than 30,000 transplants worldwide to treat over 75 blood related diseases.
- Storing your baby’s stem cells will give you peace-of-mind, should these stem cells ever be needed.
Why South Africans should bank their babies’ stem cells
International stem cell research continues making advancements into potential new treatments for serious diseases and injuries for which few effective treatments currently exist.
However, Africa remains the only continent that does not have a public stem cell bank. This means that there is a global shortage of genetically compatible samples representative of South African demographics.
Storing your baby’s cells will give you the peace of mind that he or she has access to life-saving stem cells that are a 100% match. However, there is also up to a 75% that these cells are genetically compatible for siblings and up to 50% that there is a match for parents and grandparents.
WHY CHOOSE SALVEO BIOTECHNOLOGY?
Salveo Biotechnology South Africa is jointly owned by JSE-listed Ecsponent Limited and international biotechnology group, Esperite. Headquartered in Geneva Switzerland and with a footprint in over 40 countries across three continents, Esperite is a Swiss private state-of-the-art laboratory, specialising in the cryopreservation of stem cells, cell culture and regenerative medicine.
Due to its association with Esperite, Salveo Biotechnology South Africa is governed by the protocols and procedures of Europe’s largest stem cell bank and the renowned Swiss quality ingrained in every aspect of the business to ensure consistent quality. For South African parents, this means a world-class service cryopreservation of stem cells that is both affordable and sustainable.
What Are Stem Cells?
After a baby is born, cord blood is left in the umbilical cord and placenta. It is relatively easy to collect, with no risk to the mother or baby. It contains blood stem cells. Blood stem cells can make every type of cell in the blood – red cells, white cells and platelets. They are responsible for maintaining blood production throughout our lives. They have been used for many years in bone marrow transplants to treat blood diseases.
Which Diseases Can Be Treated?
The umbilical cord is crucial to the life of a baby in the womb, but following delivery, it is discarded. Mesenchymal Stem Cells, an adult stem cell found in the cord tissue, support the promise of future stem cell therapy for diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis and many more.
Why Bank Your Baby’s Cord Blood?
At birth, umbilical cord blood is rich in blood stem cells that are at their most pure form as they have not been exposed to any illnesses or diseases. These stem cells hold the promise to save a host of life-threatening or debilitating diseases including specific forms of blood cancer, metabolic disorders and immune system deficiencies. While the list of diseases treatable by cord blood stem cells is growing rapidly, they are already used to treat more than 75 diseases and have changed – and saved—thousands of lives around the world. Read more about the diseases that can be treated with stem cells.
Why Bank Your Baby’s Cord Tissue?
Umbilical tissue blood is the richest source of Mesenchymal stem cells which are believed to be responsible for cell growth, wound healing, and replacing cells that are lost through daily wear and tear and medical conditions. Because of these functions, they have been shown to be effective in the treatment of tissue injury and degenerative diseases, like Parkinson’s disease, type 1 diabetes, heart disease, spinal cord injury, Duchene’s muscular dystrophy, Alzheimer’s disease, strokes, burns, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, vision, and hearing loss.
Apply online or download and complete the application form and return to Salveo. Once the deposit has been paid we will dispatch your kit to be delivered directly to you.
Your Obstetrician Collects
On the day of the birth simply take your Salveo Collection Kit with you to the hospital and give it to the health care professional that will be performing the procedure.
Once the cord blood and cord tissue have been collected, contact Salveo on 087 150 8390 during office hours and 072 561 7147 after hours and we will arrange for the kit to be collected from your bedside for safe transport to the Processing Laboratory.