Family cord blood bank Hemafund is an international company with its own laboratory and cryogenic storage in Kiev, as well as research laboratories in Russia, Germany and England. Umbilical cord blood from Hemafund is most often used in public centers of Ukraine.
Labs and Locations
Hemafund owns a lab in Kiev.
Hemafund has marketed cord blood banking since 2005, and has operated their own lab since 2005.
Hemafund provides a collection kit for clients.
The Hemafund transportation container has gel packs for thermal insulation.
The Hemafund contract price includes shipping by courier. The courier is available on weekends and holidays. Employees of the bank will pick up the blood from selected hospitals.
Hemafund staff separate the component of the blood that holds stem cells. They employ standard laboratory techniques of sedimentation plus centrifuge separation.
The separated component that is stored holds white cells and stem cells.
The freezers are kept cold by cryogenic nitrogen, both liquid and vapor phase.
Licensing & Accreditation
The Ukraine does not have a specific accreditation for cord blood banks at this time.
Hemafund has stored more than 5500 cord blood collections, and one of them has been released for treatment.
Storage fees paid in advance are held in an escrow account.
In a case of medical need where the family wishes to collect the umbilical cord blood for immediate use, collection and processing are FREE.
Total first year cost covers enrollment and courier (91 Euro), processing (445 Euro), and 1st storage fee (91 Euro): 627 Euro