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Family Bank: StemLife
StemLife is the first Malaysian stem cell bank, established in 2001 and listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange since 2006. Collectively, more than 60,000 families have entrusted their baby’s cord stem cells storage with StemLife in Malaysia and Thailand facilities. StemLife has established its track record of most number of stem cell transplants done in Malaysia. To-date, we have released 15 cord blood units and over 500 peripheral blood stem cell units for therapies.
Labs and Locations
StemLife Berhad – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
StemLife is the only cord blood bank listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange since 2006. Collectively, more than 60,000 families have entrusted their baby’s cord stem cells storage with StemLife in Malaysia and Thailand facilities. In 2014, Cordlife Group Limited took a 31% stake in StemLife Malaysia making StemLife part of the largest cordblood banking group in South East Asia region with more than 120,000 cord blood units stored. StemLife is a founding member of the Asia Pacific Cord Blood Bank Consortium.
-Supplies provided for gravity collection into a Terumo blood bag
-Anticoagulant: 35ml CPDA
-Collection bag is double wrapped and sterile
-Cord disinfection using Povidone Iodine swabstick
-Cord Blood Units are transported in IATA compliant Pathopaks
-StemCool bags with gel packs validated to maintain ambient temperatures
-Temperature logger used to monitor conditions
-Pick-up at hospitals: round the clock by StemLife Logistics team.
-Shipping: undertaken round the clock by StemLife Logistics team.
-Shipping from hospital to the lab is included in the base price within Malaysia, cost extra from outside Malaysia.
-Thermogenesis AXP automated and trademarked Cell Separation System
-20 ml Buffy Coat
-2 x 2ml maternal blood serum
-2 x 2ml cord blood plasma
-Parents are provided with lab report describing:
-Cord blood: volume, total nucleated cell count, CD34 count, CD34 viability, ABO typing, sterility and infectious disease status
-Mothers blood: infectious disease status.
-Final storage in Thermogenesis/Pall 25ml multicompartment cryobag
-Wrapped in Thermogenesis overwrap bag
-Units are stored for long term in Chart-MVE1500 series tanks under vapour phase.
Licensing & Accreditation
-Cord Blood & peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) Licensed by Ministry of Health Malaysia under the PHFS Act 1998.
-ISO 9001:2008 certified - UKAS (all branch offices) & COFRAC (all branch offices)
-ISO 15189:2007 accredited – medical lab testing
-Participation in College of American Pathologists USA program since 2003
-Participation in Royal College of Pathology Australasia program since 2012
-Cleanroom class 1000 certified by Nextech a NEBB-USA certified company.
StemLife has established its track record of most number of stem cell transplants done in Malaysia through its 14 years of experience in stem cell banking working closely with third party medical expertise. To-date, we have released the most number of units for stem cell transplant: 15 cord blood units and over 500 peripheral blood stem cell units for therapies.
-Storage fees paid in advance are refundable on termination of account.
-Future cord blood storage fees are waived upon death of a parent.
-Cash guarantees (terms & conditions apply):
-RM25,000 plus PBSC services for loss during transportation.
-RM100,000 for non-viability of cells upon withdrawal for transplant.
-Payout of RM100,000 for transplant hospitalization cost & obtaining a matched cord blood unit (terms & conditions apply).
-Total initial cord blood cost: enrollment + courier + processing + 1st year storage fee = RM2,500.
-Annual storage fee: RM250.
-Discounts are given for pre-paid annual storage fees.
-Bank easy payment plans are available.
-PBSC fees start from as low as RM12,000. 24 month credit card easy payment with 0% interest plan is available.
-Genetic Testing and Screening services:
a) MyGenes testing.
- Health Conditions Insight
- Carrier Status / Risk to Offspring
- Drug Responses and Adverse Reactions
b) Nutricheckup testing.
- Response to Diet, Nutrition and Exercise