Store umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord tissue with VitaPlusCord50

Your double-power stem cell deposit for 50 years

When you are profoundly informed, you will not throw away the stem cells from umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord tissue. Vita 34 is the only provider in the German-speaking countries offering the cryo-preservation of umbilical tissue, which is of great importance to regenerative medicine, since 2013. It is a one-time possibility to take health precautions for your child by choosing VitaPlusCord.

Choose VitaPlus50 to ensure that your child has access to its own young stem cells for 50 years and secure attractive conditions for the storage as of year 51.

Collecting umbilical cord blood is possible at almost all clinics in Germany, securing the umbilical cord tissue in many clinics. We can check for you, whether the clinic you prefer collects umbilical cord blood. Please call us at 0800 034 00 00 at no charge or write an e-mail to kundenservice@vita34.de.

Our service commitment

  • Advisory services

    • Detailed anamnesis
    • Evaluation by in-house doctors

    The careful recording and analysis of the medical family history is required by the health authorities and has the purpose of protecting your child in case the umbilical cord blood is applied. Our doctors evaluate by means of the medical history form and the findings recorded on the maternity card, whether umbilical cord blood can be collected and applied later from the medical point of view. The maternity clinic you choose will be informed accordingly.

  • Collection and transport of umbilical cord blood and cord tissue

    • Collection of umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord including payment of personnel
    • Training of delivery team by Vita 34
    • Transport in temperature-protected collection package by specialized courier

    In time before the delivery, we will send you the temperature-protected Vita 34 transport box containing the specifically developed collection kit, which includes the required materials to collect the blood and the cord. The Vita 34 transport box including temperature-stabilizing gel pads, isolating polystyrene box, and temperature chip optimally ensures the quality of blood and cord. We trained doctors and midwifes at almost all maternity clinics in Germany and we pay them for the collection afterwards. Immediately after the umbilical cord was cut, the blood from the umbilical cord is collected and transported by a specialized courier to our stem cell laboratory. Storage is possible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • Preparation and storage

    • Processing at Vita 34 laboratory
    • Computer-controlled cryo-preservation and unlimited storage in grid-independent stainless steel tanks
    • Insured by HDI Global SE

    At the laboratory, the umbilical cord blood and tissue is processed and prepared in line with international standards and becomes first-class source material for possible application. The blood is frozen in at least six portions (one main bag, five retain samples). If the blood volume is very high, several bags are frozen at no extra charge. The tissue is stored separately in another bag.

    Then you will be sent the certificate of successful storage. Permanent storage is effected in grid-independent cryo-tanks at approximately minus 180 degrees Celsius in special freezing bags packed in a cassette. Each contract is open-end, so that your deposit can be stored for an unlimited period. Your stem cell deposit is insured by HDI Global SE, which will provide the financial funds in case of insolvency in order to continue the professional and controlled storage of your child’s stem cell preparations until age 50. This form of insurance is unique!

    • Quality tests according to internal and official requirements
    • Communication and explanation of findings

    The Federal Institute of the Federal Ministry of Health licenses the storage and application of stem cells from umbilical cord blood only under strict conditions. The maternal and the umbilical blood are tested carefully for compliance with the required quality parameters. The results make sure that the stem cell deposit can be applied in case of disease. The quality tests take several weeks and comprise the following relevant steps:

    Umbilical cord blood:

    • Nucleated cell count
    • Blood typing
    • Sterility check
    • Infection markers (HIV 1 RNA, hepatitis C RNA, hepatitis B DNA, parvovirus B19 DNA, cytomegaly virus DNA)

    Maternal blood:

    • HIV 1/2 antibodies/p24 antigen
    • TP antibodies
    • Hepatitis Bs antigen, hepatitis Bc antibodies, hepatitis C antibodies
    • HTLV I/II antibodies

    Vita 34 will send you the test results and is available at any time if you have questions.

  • Included Vita 34 services

    • Up to 7,000 Euro family allowance in case of application
    • Tissue typing
    • Transport of stem cell deposit to treatment center at no extra charge
    • Price guarantee for further storages
    • Minimum 150 Euro loyalty bonus and special conditions

    If the stem cells are applied within the bounds of cancer therapy during the first twenty years of life of your child, Vita 34 will pay you one-time 7,000 Euro. Before the cord blood stem cells are applied within the family, Vita 34 bears the costs of the necessary tests (HLA typing). If the stem cells of your child are applied, you will be supported comprehensively. Vita 34 helps you filling out the forms and talking to doctors. The mobile stem cell team of Vita 34 transports the cryo-preserved stem cells in a special container to the doctor/other user (at no extra charge in Germany) and takes care of the professional preparation of the stem cells.

    If you set up a stem cell deposit for another child within five years, Vita 34 guarantees the same price as for the first storage and unchanged performance – irrespective of possible price adjustments in the meantime.

    The price for the second stem cell deposit is reduced by 150 Euro, for the third storage by 300 Euro, and for the fourth storage by 450 Euro. As of the fifth storage, the deposit is exempt from charges except for the annual fee. For twins, the contract fee for the second child amounts to only 50 percent, it does not apply at all for the third and any further child in case of multiple births.

  • Storage for 50 years included

    • Storage prepaid for 50 years
    • Securing the attractive conditions for the annual fee as of the 51st year

    By paying the annual fee in advance for the first 50 years, you can save 1,300 Euro compared to the annual mode of payment.

  • Financing

    • Financing by our partner TEBA-Kreditbank
    • Individually tailored financing options

    In collaboration with our experienced longtime partner TEBA-Kreditbank, we offer individual financing options tailored to your personal situation. Call the customer service (0800 034 00 00) or continue reading to get information here.

For your child’s health: Store umbilical cord blood and tissue!

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