VitaPlus + VitaPlusDonation

VitaPlus is your stem cell depot for long-term provision. Store cord blood privately with our product VitaPlusDonation and, if necessary, release it completely for public donation.

one-time
1,990 €plus annual fee 60.00 €
 
  • Individual medical precaution with your own stem cell deposit
  • Help others and release the deposit optionally for public donation
  • Vita 34 assumes all additional costs, if the stem cell deposit is released for public donation
  • You pay only the fees for the storage of your child’s umbilical cord blood
  • Reimbursement of all fees for the cord blood storage, if the stem cell deposit is released

Or you can choose the upgrade:

VitaPlusCord + VitaPlusDonation

VitaPlusCord is your stem cell depot for long-term provision. Combined with VitaPlusDonation you combine the storage of umbilical cord blood and cord tissue for your own precaution with the optional release of your own stem cell depot for public donation in case of medical need.

additional charge starting from
500 €plus annual fee 90.00 €
  • Double individual medical precaution with your own stem cell deposit
  • Help others and release the deposit optionally for public donation
  • Vita 34 assumes all additional costs, if the stem cell deposit is released for public donation
  • You pay only the fees for the storage of your child’s umbilical cord blood
  • Reimbursement of all fees for the cord blood storage, if the stem cell deposit is released

Our Services

Already since 1997 parents trust the high quality and safety of all processes and areas with us. From consultation to cryopreservation of the unique stem cell source. The umbilical cord blood. Benefit from current and future stem cell therapies. For a more vibrant future for your child.

Advisory services

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

In time prior to 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. The Vita 34 transport box including temperature-stabilizing gel pads, isolating polystyrene box, and temperature chip optimally ensures the blood’s quality. 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 24/7, 365 days a year.

Preparation and storage

At the laboratory, the umbilical cord blood 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. 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!

Included Vita 34 services

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.

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.

Procedure of donation of cord blood

If parents want to combine the donation of umbilical cord blood and the individual precaution, Vita 34 checks whether the umbilical cord blood is suited for donation. Then, the data are anonymized and submitted to the international public stem cell register www.stemcellsearch.org, which was co-founded by Vita 34. Doctors, patients, and family members can use the database to search for stem cell donors.

If a patient needs these stem cells, the doctor in attendance will send a request to Vita 34. Only after the parents agreed to the release of the umbilical cord blood in writing, do we conduct further preliminary tests and release the umbilical cord blood for treatment. You will be reimbursed the full amount of fees paid so far plus interest.

Financing

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.