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Sanitas Cordon Umbilical

Umbilical Cord

  • Sanitas Umbilical Cord

    Now at Sanitas we offer you Sanitas Cordón Umbilical, a service for the conservation of umbilical cord stem cells in a private bank.


    In general terms we can say that the stem cells are the origin of the rest of the cells, from which all the structures are derived: skin, muscles, bones, blood, nerve fibers and all the organs.

    Throughout life, stem cells assume important repair functions in case of injury or illness.

    The umbilical cord blood (SCU) is rich in hematopoietic progenitor stem cells, which have the property of multiplying and generating the cells that the blood has.

    The allogeneic stem cells have application potential in more than 70 hematological and other systemic diseases with a serious genetic base.

    What does umbilical cord blood contain that makes it so valuable?

    SCU stem cells can be used for autologous (unlikely) or related allogeneic transplantation (the likelihood of sibling compatibility is 25%). Although the probability of its being used, with the current indications, is low (approximately 1 in 10,000), the success of a transplant between compatible siblings of SCU is greater and with a lower incidence of graft versus host disease compared to the transplant of a public bank.

    Why preserve the stem cells of your baby's umbilical cord?

    In our current service we have incorporated as a novelty the possibility of conserving a fragment of umbilical cord tissue *, which is an important source of mesenchymal stem cells.

    Mesenchymal stem cells are characterized by their extraordinary regenerative potential, being able to give rise to other types of cells and tissues thanks to their differentiation capacity under specific stimulation conditions.

    Future potential of umbilical cord tissue cells

    In addition, currently more than 3,000 clinical trials are being conducted where mesenchymal cells (mainly bone marrow and adipose tissue) are applied for therapeutic purposes in the following fields:

    Acute myocardial infarction. Regeneration of bones, cartilage and spinal cord injuries. Type 1 Diabetes. Neurological diseases: Parkinson's, Alzheimer's. Reconstruction surgery: mammary, skin.


    Documentation of the kit to store the stem cells:

    Do not forget to incorporate the cold storage in the refrigerator until the moment of delivery. It is very important to consult your gynecologist about your desire to perform the service.

    You have to sign the contract and send one of the originals to Sanitas. Complete the "Anamnesis Form" and also attach the results of the mother's analysis.

    At the time of delivery prepare the kit before leaving for the hospital.

    After delivery, blood is drawn from the umbilical cord after it has been cut and your baby is seen by the medical staff. The procedure is simple, and without risk to the mother and the baby.

    When the healthcare staff gives you the kit, once in the room, call our pick-up phone, which will be provided in the kit, and we will pick it up to take it to our facilities in Madrid, where it will be processed.

    Our logistic system is designed so that the sample reaches the laboratory in the first 48 hours after collection.

    The processing of the sample:


    When it comes to trusting a company to conserve your baby's stem cells, it is important to verify that all processes and protocols lead to obtaining the largest number of stem cells, to achieve the best result in case of transplant. At Sanitas, a leading health company, we take care of every detail to offer you the highest quality, confidence and security.

    Our cryo-preservation bank submits its activity to current legislation, meets the Netcord and ISO 9001 requirements, and has all the necessary accreditations to provide the service with full guarantee.

    Our storage bank is IVIDA, located in Freiburg (Switzerland).

    Price € 1690. Services offered by Sanitas S.L. de Diversificación Sociedad Unipersonal, a company belonging to the Sanitas Group. Check conditions and availability of the service in Madrid.