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Follow these easy steps to grant a better future to your baby

STEP 1
STEP 1

You register by calling the SSCB Customer Service

STEP 2
STEP 2

You receive the kit by express courier, a few days after applying

STEP 3
STEP 3

You deliver the cord blood collection kit only when you are hospitalised, to the obstetrics personnel in the delivery room

STEP 4
STEP 4

You activate the pick-up of the kit by calling the SSCB Customer Service active 24h/7

Discover the kit

Some instructions

After completing the registration process, SSCB sends the kit inside an additional protective box – white and bearing the SSCB logo.

Once received, the kit must be opened to check its contents (but without opening the aluminium wrap containing the blood collection bag, which must remain sterile). It is also important to check the paper documents and place the ice packs in the freezer (two for summer months, only one in winter).

The kit must be taken to hospital when admitted to deliver the baby (remember to re-insert the ice packs) and given directly to the obstetrics personnel in charge of the blood collection.

After collecting the blood, the delivery room personnel reassembles the kit and hands it back to the parents, who are to keep it in the mother’s hospital room, away from heat sources. There is no need to freeze the ice packs again: the anticoagulant liquid contained in the blood collection bag ensures the cell vitality of the cord blood sample for the time needed for sample retrieval.

When the blood sample is ready (it is necessary to call SSCB to announce the baby’s birth), a dedicated courier will come to hospital to retrieve the kit and bring it to SSCB laboratory facilities.

Discover the kit
  • Aluminium envelope containing the cord blood sterile collection bag
  • Hermetic cylindrical container for accommodating the blood collection bag (second container)
  • Plastic bag containing two test tubes for mother’s venous blood collection
  • Temperature Datalogger. This device, already activated, is used for monitoring the temperature during the kit transportation from the place of childbirth to the SSCB laboratory facilities in Vacallo
  • One or two (in summer months) ice packs
  • Thermal container in expanded polystyrene (third container) and outer cardboard box
  • Paper documents