I. INFORM YOUR
Find out in advance, through your gynecologist, family doctor or other sources, about the quality of the umbilical cord blood processing method, before choosing the stem cell bank that meets your requirements.
II. CONTACT EUROMEDICS CRYO/BANK
Your registration in the database and receipt of the collection kit can be implemented in the following ways:
III. RECEIVING THE KIT
EUROMEDICS CRYO/BANK offers you everything you need to take blood from the umbilical cord. You will receive the kit in a special package that contains:
The received kit must be kept at room temperature, unopened, with the seal intact.
IV. CONTACT THE MATERNITY
Inform the maternity hospital of your choice in advance regarding the decision to continue the umbilical cord blood sampling process with EUROMEDICS CRYO/BANK.
V. STUDY AND COMPLETE THE CONTRACT
Carefully study and complete the documents that must accompany the cord blood sample that you will send to EUROMEDICS CRYO/BANK. It will be much easier for you if you fill them in beforehand. Leave only the child’s data blank to be completed on the day of birth. Call EUROMEDICS CRYO/BANK if you have any doubts.
VI. BIRTH AND COLLECTION OF UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD
Make sure you take the collection kit you received from EUROMEDICS CRYO/BANK with you to the maternity ward. When you arrive at the maternity hospital, on the day of your birth, hand over the kit to the medical staff who will assist you at the birth.
The collection of blood from the umbilical cord can be done at any public or private maternity hospital. It is not important if the birth was normal or by caesarean section. The obstetrician or a midwife does the sampling himself. The procedure takes only 3-5 minutes and is performed in absolute safety conditions for the newborn and the mother and is completely painless.
After the completion of the blood sampling from the umbilical cord, as well as the collection of the mother’s blood for additional tests, the kit will be kept at room temperature until it is picked up by a specialized courier of the company.
VII. INFORM EUROMEDICS STEM LIFE SA ABOUT UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD COLLECTION
After the birth of your baby, you must notify us as soon as possible, by calling TelVerde 0800 800 855 (free of charge).
The sampling kit that contains: the bag with the blood from the umbilical cord of the newborn, as well as the fragments of the umbilical cord (if you also opted for the storage of mesenchymal stem cells or the tissue), as well as the vials with the mother’s blood sample, will be picked up by the courier authorized by EUROMEDICS CRYO/BANK.
Once the kit is transported to the laboratory, in a maximum of 48 hours the blood from the umbilical cord will be processed, as well as the tissue fragments, in order to isolate and store hematopoietic stem cells, respectively mesenchymal or whole tissue.
If you have any concerns or want other information, do not hesitate to contact us.
Euromedics Cryo/Bank consultants will gladly provide you with all the information you need.
Euromedics Cryo/Bank team