Welcome to Transcell
A handful of vials for mother's blood for testing along with the Cord collection bag with instructions.
The mother needs to enroll for preserving your baby's umbilical Cord stem cells ideally a few months (before the 34th week of pregnancy) in advance before the expected delivery date to complete the formalities and receive the Cord collection kit well ahead of your delivery date.
You can still go ahead in registration with Transcell as we are ready to take care of your enrolment.
Transcell will contact the delivery staff upon the donor's request well before the due date. After the collection, it is Transcell responsibility to send the collected kit to the lab for processing.
No. Cord is collected only after the birth of the baby and after secure clamping of the Cord. The routine process of delivery is not interfered in any way.
No, it does not harm the mother in any way. It is a completely safe, harmless and painless procedure.
Cord can be collected from all pregnant mothers, who have a normal pregnancy and delivery, and when both the mother and baby(ies) are healthy.
Syringe method, which yields a higher collection volume on average.
Research showed clinical grade multi-potent stem cells can be harvested from the Cord tissue as well for therapeutic applications. So, Transcell gives the donor this option and processes the stem cells to expand in their clean room facility to freeze in LN2.
From a scientific standpoint, vial and bag storage methods both have a long history of use and have yielded successful transplants. So, Transcell uses bag and multiple vials for Cord Stem Cells storage.
Transcell staff will be on-call on Sundays.
Yes, it is included in the contract. Transcell provides bed-side pick up upon the information given, with a guarantee to bring the Umbilical Cord to the lab and processed within 48 hr with secure chain-of-custody handling. There's no point in spending the money to bank your child's stem cells if they die in transport. To maximize cell survival, umbilical Cord should be kept at room temperature. It should not get hot in the back of a truck or on a loading dock, and it definitely should not fly in the cargo portion of a plane where it can freeze. In order to be assured of the viability of the stem cells harvested from the collected cord, Transcell recommends you to trust the exclusive shipping arrangements provided in the offer
Yes, the details will be mentioned along with the test results in the report sent to the parents.
Yes, the bank undertakes the responsibility of testing the Cord collected for contamination and for any infectious diseases. Based on medical discretion, the samples would be either rejected or accepted for processing further to harvest progenitor cells for long term storage.
This independent Cord bank owns a very stringent environment controlled clean room facility and the storage facility is a part of this capacity with regulated access.
The collected Umbilical Cord will travel directly to the facility at Hyderabad, Telangana, India with sample registration, processing and storage labs within.
At Transcell, Umbilical Cord processed samples and the other stem cells harvested from the other sources are stored separately in insulated storage tanks with lids, in vapour nitrogen to ensure no transmission of disease from the surface of one container to another.
Yes, Transcell is a privately held company into Biotechnology Research, Development and Commercialization, primarily focussed on Adult Stem Cell Banking for Therapy in India.
Transcell does all tests as per the requirement of national regulatory guidelines guiding stem cell storage and transplant.
Once these cells pass the screening tests, anyone in any part of the world can use them with HLA compatibility.
HLA or Human Leukocyte Antigen testing is the test for specific proteins that are present on the surface of the leukocyte (white blood cell). If stem cells from one individual have to be transplanted into another person, the HLA types of the donor and recipient need to match.
As you have paid for the collection, processing and storage costs, you are the owner of the cells. After your child turns 18, you can turn over the ownership of the cells to him/her. Transcell undertakes the responsibility of collecting the source material from you, harvest the stem cells and store them for you, for your immediate or future use.
HLA compatibility needs to be done between the banked cells and the prospective recipient's cells. If compatible, the transplant centre will need to issue a request to Transcell to release the cells. As these cells belong to you, you are at liberty to give / gift these cells to anyone. However the prospective recipient will need to bear the compatibility testing and shipping costs for the cells. Transcell will need an authorization from you to effect such a release to a friend / nominee.