If you are giving birth in Switzerland, call on 0800 610 610 to receive the answers to all your questions. Freely and openly.
The umbilical cord blood or tissue sample is taken within minutes after the delivery in the umbilical cord already cut by the gynaecologist. It is therefore pain-free for the mother and the baby.
A unique opportunity
The umbilical cord blood contains haematopoietic stem cells whereas umbilical cord tissue contains mesenchymal stem cells. Owing to the fact that collection takes place during the minutes which follow birth, it is therefore necessary to consider this in advance and to prepare for it with the medical team.
The collection of umbilical cord stem cells may normally be carried out in the case of caesarian section or in the case of twins. Two collection kits are required for the birth of twins.
Conservation in Switzerland
All process and storage of the samples are entirely performed in Switzerland.
Your baby’s umbilical cord blood and tissue samples will be processed and stored in a specialised facility based exclusively in Switzerland.
In all Swiss maternity units
The umbilical cord blood contains The collection of umbilical cord blood and tissue of your new born can be done in any Swiss maternity unit.
Inform your gynaecologist and maternity unit of your decision.
All instructions regarding the collection can be found inside the kit which is delivered to your home.
How to proceed?
For deliveries in Switzerland only
1 - REGISTRATION
- By completing the electronic agreement on our online site or
- By calling the 0800 610 610 you will receive the contract to be completed and returned to the postal address Swiss Stem Cells Biotech, Via Pizzamiglio 12, CH–6833 Vacallo.
2 - RECEIVE THE KIT
3 - DAY OF THE BIRTH
You must give the kit to the obstetric member of staff entrusted with the collection.
Stem cell collection will be performed by the gynaecologist. All information about the stem cell collection procedure can be found inside the kit.
4 - ACTIVATE THE KIT
5 - SEND THE KIT
6 - CRYOCONSERVATION
The laboratory, accredited by the health authorities, will perform the analysis, purification and the counting of the stem cells before proceeding with their conservation in liquid nitrogen at -196°C.
Thanks to cryostorage, stem cells can be easily thawed, if required.
7 - THE CERTIFICATE
You will receive the cryostorage certificate by post, approximately three months after the birth.
Stem Cell Collection Center
A simplified process
Villa im Park
Clinique Générale de Beaulieu