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What Does Cord Banking Cost?

How much does it cost to save my newborn’s stem cells?

Click here to view CELVIs pricing options for preserving your newborn’s cord blood and tissue stem cells

Are payment plans available?

Click here to secure financing at an institution of your choice.  You can also pay by credit card.

Is there special pricing for multiple births?

Please contact CELVI at 010 013 1225 to inquire about the multiple birth discount.

Does any medical aid pay for cord blood banking?

Unfortunately not. No medical aid pays for cord blood banking. In some cases, cord blood banks offer special discounts for certain medical aids.

 

Will I be charged a fee by my healthcare provider for my collection?

No.  The healthcare provider collection procedure fee is reimbursed by CELVI.

Who owns my baby’s banked newborn stem cells?

Your baby’s banked stem cells belong to your baby. As your baby’s legal guardian, you act on your baby’s behalf in deciding what to do with the stem cells until your child turns 18 years old. After the child is 18 years old, only he or she can decide what to do with the cells. If you terminate the storage contract with CELVI before the child turns 18, you are deciding that it is your child’s best interests to not save these stem cells anymore. In such case, you will have to consent to the destruction of the stem cells or donate the stem cells. If you terminate the storage contract after the child turns 18, we will attempt to contact the child for instruction on whether to terminate the account.

What is included in the once-off service fee?

  • Collection kit
  • Delivery and collection courier fee
  • Maternal infectious disease tests
  • Cord blood and tissue testing
  • Processing and consumables
  • Preservation and controlled rate freezing
  • 1 year’s storage

What is included in the storage fee?

  • Day to day quality control
  • Liquid nitrogen
  • Maintenance and servicing of equipment
  • Procurement of new equipment
  • Other expenses to ensure that your baby’s stem cells are safe and sound

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The treating doctor will determine the use of cord blood for treatment, depending on many factors, including the patient’s medical condition, the quality of the cord blood sample, if the patient’s own cord blood can be used or an adequately matched donor’s cord blood.The use of cord blood has been established in stem cell transplantation and has been used to treat more than 80 diseases. The use of cord blood in regenerative medicine is still being researched and there is no guarantee that treatments being studied in the laboratory, clinical trials, or other experimental treatments will be available in the future.The use of cord tissue stem cells is still in early research stages, and there is no guarantee that treatments using cord tissue stem cells will be available in the future. Cord tissue stem cells are found in the cord tissue which is stored whole. Additional processing will be required to isolate the stem cells from the tissue for use. CELVI (Pty) Ltd outsources all cord blood and tissue processing and storage activities to Next Biosciences in Midrand, South Africa, a licensed and AABB accredited facility.

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