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StemCord Advantage

Embark confidently on your Cord Blood Banking Journey with us.

StemCord was established to focus on one main objective – the processing and preservation of your child’s precious Cord Blood and Cord Stem Cells.

We understand this is a long-term commitment, and we are dedicated to being your trusted Cord Blood Bank and providing you with the best possible service today – and well into the future.

Storage in Two Bags, Two Locations

Providing increased usage of your samples and added security and peace of mind

CultureFIRST

StemCord takes the extra step to process and culture your Cord Stem Cells in advance

Our Laboratory

Over 20 years experience and a proven release track record

Accredited by NetCord-FACT

A prestigious accrediting organisation that is specific to Cord Blood Banks

Founded by medical doctors

With wide medical knowledge on treatment options using stem cells

StemCord Bonus Covers

Providing additional coverage for your family

Why does StemCord choose to store in Two Bags, Two Locations?

Thawing and refreezing of Cord Blood and Cord Stem Cells will significantly reduce its viability, that is why StemCord takes the extra step to store your child’s Cord Blood and Cord Stem Cells into two separate bags.

This offers clients the flexibility to use the stem cells more than once, thus maximising the potential for multiple treatments.

StemCord separately stores your child’s Cord Blood in two separate locations, for added security and protection against fires, natural disasters and any potential dangers.

Our two storage locations are fitted with environmental monitoring systems and are monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Going the Extra Mile for Your Future

StemCord takes an extra step in culturing stem cells prior to storage to ensure the harvest of quality stem cells. Research has shown that cells extracted from thawed frozen cord tissues exhibited poorer cell recoveries, decreased efficiency, and slower growth characteristics1.

Here’s why it matters..

While many Cord Blood Banks choose to store the umbilical cord as a whole or in segments, research has shown that culturing the stem cells before storage increases cell yield 8x more2 than the cells yielded from segmented frozen tissues.

 


Introducing StemCord CultureFIRST:
Increasing Stem Cell Yield

StemCord CultureFIRST Advantages

Higher Cell Count

Research has shown that culturing first from a fresh cord before storage, gives 8x3 more cells yield.

Readily Available for Treatment

With StemCord’s CultureFIRST process, you can be assured your Cord Stem Cells are readily available as soon as they are needed. This differs from other banks that choose to store whole or chopped Cord Tissues without extracting the stem cells prior to storage

Further Possibilities For Your Future

These Cord Stem Cells can be further multiplied with a culturing process if the therapy (for certain conditions) requires larger doses of Cord Stem Cells.


 

Our Laboratory: Safe and Secure Storage

StemCord adopts high standards and quality controls for all our client’s storages.

StemCord separately stores two units of your baby’s cord blood stem cells at two separate laboratories in Singapore, for added security and protection against fires, natural disasters and any potential dangers.

We are the only Cord Blood Bank in Singapore with two separate storage locations. The two storage locations are fitted with environmental monitoring systems and are monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Find out what happens to your stem cell in our lab

Globally Recognised Accreditation

StemCord is a private Cord Blood Bank that has been audited and licensed by the Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore.

We are also accredited by NetCord-FACT, a prestigious international accrediting organisation that is specific for Cord Blood Banks.

We are proud to have been awarded NetCord-FACT accreditation in 2011, 2014, 2017 and for a fourth time in 2021. 

The NetCord-FACT accreditation for Cord Blood Collection, Processing, Testing, Banking, Selection and Release confirms StemCord’s reputation as a:

  • Cord Blood Bank that provides parents with the assurance that their child’s precious cord blood are being stored in the best possible way.
  • Company managed by medical professionals, constantly striving to achieve the high international standard and quality of care and service for our Cord Blood Bank programmes.

Founded by Medical Experts

When choosing a cord blood bank for your family, it is important to put the credentials of the company to the test. For StemCord, the medical expertise behind the company testify to the high standards for the banking of stem cells.

StemCord’s founders are practising medical oncologists, hematologists and physicians with contributions in bone marrow and peripheral stem cell transplantation programmes in Singapore.

We’ve Got You Covered

When you sign up as a StemCord customer, your package includes additional protection for you and your loved ones with our StemCord Bonus Covers:

StemCord QualityPLUS

A S$100,000 payout to help cover the cost for procuring an alternative stem cell source.*

What It Covers

When you entrust your child’s cord blood unit(s) with StemCord for processing and storage, you are protected by StemCord QualityPlus, a guarantee of quality that your child’s cord blood is viable for use. It assures you of S$100,000 if your child’s cord blood unit(s) do not engraft in a stem cell transplant following standard, recognised medical practices. This sum will help defray the cost for the procurement of an alternative stem cell source if medically indicated.

Required documents to make claim

In the unforeseen event that a claim needs to be made: Supporting laboratory reports and a statement endorsed by the treating physician certifying that the cord blood stem cells had failed to engraft during the transplant are required.

StemCord Transplant Medicare

StemCord’s Transplant Medicare provides a S$50,000 payout to cover your medical costs for an Autologous Stem Cell transplant*

What It Covers

If an autologous cord blood transplant is ever needed for your child, StemCord will provide you with S$50,000 to cover your medical costs, as long as the treatment is approved by the Ministry of Health and StemCord’s Medical Directors as standard and recognised medical practices in Singapore. This payment is intended to partially cover the medical costs for the treatment process, and give you greater peace of mind.

Required documents to make claim

In the unforeseen event that a claim needs to be made: Supporting laboratory reports and a statement endorsed by the treating physician certifying that a stem cell transplant is required for the treatment of the illness.

StemCord AssuredPlus

Offers a confirmatory HLA High-Resolution test on the Cord Blood unit(s) at no charge when the Cord Blood is released.*

What It Covers

With StemCord AssuredPlus, there is now further reassurance for you and your loved ones. When the need to use the cord blood unit(s) arises, you do not need to worry about safety issues but can have a complete peace of mind. StemCord will bear the cost of performing a confirmatory HLA High Resolution Test* on the cord blood unit(s) that is requested for transplant to enhance patient safety. 

Required documents to make claim

In the unforeseen event that a claim needs to be made: A completed consent form from the client together with a request form endorsed by the transplant physician are required for the release of the cord blood unit(s).

StemCord Care21

Coverage for your child’s Cord Blood storage till 21 years of age should either biological parent pass away.*

What It Covers

You no longer need to worry about what will happen to your child’s stored cord blood unit(s) in the unforeseen circumstance that you or the biological father of your child passes away. StemCord recognises the importance of protecting your loved ones till they are of age. With StemCord Care21 bonus cover in place, StemCord will waive the cord blood banking annual storage fee for your child and continue to store your child’s cord blood unit(s) right up till the age of 21 years old.

Required documents to make claim

In the unforeseen event that a claim needs to be made: A certificate of death* is required.

StemCord WorldWidePlus

Coverage of the third-party courier charges for the transportation of the cord blood unit overseas for treatment.*

What It Covers

If cord blood stem cells (which have been processed and stored by StemCord) are required to be used in a stem cell transplant outside of Singapore and is approved by StemCord’s Medical Director as a standard and recognised Medical Practice, StemCord will cover the cost of the third-party courier in the transportation of the cord blood unit overseas.

Required documents to make claim

In the unforeseen event that a claim needs to be made: Supporting medical reports and a statement endorsed by the treating physician is required.


*Please refer to the exact terms, conditions and exclusions applicable to the Bonus Covers in the StemCord Cord Blood Agreement. As long as your account is non delinquent, you will be automatically included under these Bonus Covers. StemCord Pte Ltd reserves the right to amend, add or vary any of the information and conditions of the Bonus Covers from time to time without prior notice. For a copy of the StemCord Bonus Covers list of Terms & Conditions, please email customerservice@stemcord.com.

Have more questions?

Speak to our consultant to find out more about our Cord Blood Banking Plans!

Reference Links

1

Source: Mixed effects of long-term frozen storage on cord tissue stem cells, International Society for Cellular Therapy, Cytotherapy, 2014; 16: 1313–1321

2Source: Briddell R, Litkenhaus F, Foertsch G, Fuhrmann A, Foster K, Falcon Girard K, Fiscus B, Boehm A, Brown M, Pettit M, Rigas Bridges A, Nichols K, Fodor W and Kraus M. Recovery of viable MSCs isolated from fresh umbilical cord tissue, measured after cryopreservation, is on average 8-fold higher when compared to recovery of viable MSCs isolated from previously cryopreserved umbilical cord tissue. Study sponsored by ViaCord. ASH Abstract submitted 2011 Aug. 11.

3Reference: Briddell R, Litkenhaus F, Foertsch G, Fuhrmann A, Foster K, Falcon Girard K, Fiscus B, Boehm A, Brown M, Pettit M, Rigas Bridges A, Nichols K, Fodor W and Kraus M. Recovery of viable MSCs isolated from fresh umbilical cord tissue, measured after cryopreservation, is on average 8-fold higher when compared to recovery of viable MSCs isolated from previously cryopreserved umbilical cord tissue. Study sponsored by ViaCord. ASH Abstract submitted 2011 Aug. 11.

4https://www.selectscience.net/industry-news/the-benefits-of-vapor-cryogenic-storage-vs-liquid-storage/?artID=53041

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