Stem cell preservation was discussed during my antenatal class conducted by Cloudnine hospital.
You can see their website here.
After their presentation and a little research we decided to bank our baby’s stem cell. They have different schemes where they bank the cord blood cell, cord blood tissues, or both please read for more details.
I thought it is a good way to secure out baby’s future. It’s just like you deposit money in the bank for a rainy day.
It costed us around 75000 for 20 years of banking both cell and tissue. They have different options and different payment methods.
We were impressed with their efficient services and well read Marketing Reps. Thanks Pratheek for answering all our questions so patiently. I was very happy. They keep calling us to confirm our details and even after the banking is done we got all the paperwork on time.
You need to bank the stem cells only for one baby the siblings can use the same.
The representatives are very prompt and just in case you want to keep the kit with you they help you with that. Also, they gave me a nice gift hamper from Kaya and a mothers beauty kit from Forest Essentials.
I would say that this is important, we can’t hunt for matching stem cells in a public bank when there is a necessity. They store the cells in two locations in case of natural calamities.
Overall a good experience with lifecell.