Beyond the established uses of cord blood, researchers are excited about the potential emergence of cord blood cells as a major advance in the field of regenerative medicine.

How is cord blood used now?

How is cord blood used now?

Your baby’s umbilical cord contains blood and tissue which is a rich source of valuable stem cells. Cord blood stem cells have been used to regenerate healthy blood and immune systems in more than 40 000 stem cell transplants.

The potential use of cord blood and tissue stem cells in regenerative medicine is under the spotlight. Researchers hope to find new ways of treating diseases by using the repairing and regenerative capabilities of these potent cells.

We are here to help

We are here to help

CELVI wants you to have access to options and future technologies as they become available.

Call us if you want more information at

+27 10 Show Number

How does it work?

How does it work?

6 simple steps to preserve your newborn’s stem cells

M-D-05.5 V1 – 2019/09/09

Are you pregnant?

Sign up for educational information about cord blood banking

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.

Notice: Click here to go to the South African COVID-19 Portal