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1 Call or visit stemcare.se if you would like to protect your baby's stem cells 5 GREAT REASONS why you should protect your baby s stem cells Give your child a gift for life collect and store its umbilical cord stem cells.

2 A GOOD START TO LIFE At StemCare we are parents too. We want the best for our children. We want to see them happy. We want to see them healthy. That's why we protect the building blocks of the body the children s stem cells. We have witnessed how experienced doctors around the World use stem cells in treatments more and more often. To cure diseases and to save lives. We have seen how stem cells have become a natural part of the treatment of leukaemia. Still, we have only seen the tip of the iceberg. Stem cell researchers are getting better and better. And the potential of stem cells is increasing too. The first successful treatment with stem cells was in France in 1988, when a young boy was cured of his blood disease thanks to his sister s stem cells. Reference: Gluckman E. et al In 2003 the Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset in Stockholm began using allogeneic/donated umbilical cord stem cells to treat leukaemia patients. Facts Referens: Le Blanc K, Samuelsson H et al.leukemia (2007) 21, The Swedish National Stem Cell Blood Bank in Göteborg holds about stem cells donations. They are registered in the Tobias Registry for voluntary donations of bone marrow and stem cells. Referens: Tobias Registry, Michael Nordh Grate, Stockholm As of 2013 more than 30,000 umbilical cord transplants have been performed on children and adults around the world. Reference: Ballen KK, Gluckman E, Broxmeyer HE We believe in stem cells and a promising future. That's why StemCare gives you the opportunity to collect your baby s stem cells. And that's why StemCare protects our united future. Lisbeth Juhl Christensen CEO and mother For more information on the Tobias Registry please contact

3 FIVE 1. GREAT REASONS why you should protect your baby s stem cells ARE VALUABLE BECAUSE THEY ARE THE BODY'S BUILDING BLOCKS Stem cells are immature cells that can replicate themselves and develop into most of the cells in our body. They can do so because they are the original building blocks of the body. And that is why stem cells have the potential to repair damaged functions and cure diseases ARE USED TO TREAT SERIOUS DISEASES Stem cells are valuable because they can rebuild damaged cells and tissues, which make them unique in the treatment of many diseases. Stem cells are also used for treating different types of cancer in children, immune system disorders and serious inherited metabolic disorders1. SHORTENS CRITICAL WAITING TIME Stem cells from the umbilical cord can be stored for one s whole life and are therefore always available. In other words, you as a family have the opportunity to avoid a potential critical waiting time in search of a donor and thus initiate a treatment sooner. 5. WILL REVOLUTIONIZE MEDICAL TREATMENT 4. CAN HELP OTHER PEOPLE2 If for example a brother or a sister gets leukaemia, there is a 25% chance for a perfect match, even though less can work depending on the disease. And since 1988 stem cells from a donor have been used for treatment more than 30,000 times3. Currently more than 2,0004 scientific trials with stem cells are being performed at university hospitals around the world. And every day doctors are becoming more experienced at treating more and more medical issues thanks to stem cells. Therefore, there is every reason to believe that stem cells will be crucial for the treatment of diseases in the future5. References: 1. Wagner JE, Kernan NA, Steinbuch M, Broxmeyer HE, Gluckman E Herr AL, Kabbara N, Bonfim CM, et al Ballen KK, Gluckman E, Broxmeyer HE, Illustreret Videnskab Denmark 7/2014

4 COLLECTION KIT akke Fødselsp the When you decide to protect your baby s stem cells, the first thing you need to do is order the StemCare Collection Kit. It will arrive by mail within a few days and contains everything the midwife needs to safely and easily collect your newborn baby s unique stem cells. process GIVING BIRTH The big day has arrived. Before you leave for the hospital you must remember two things: The Collection Kit and calling StemCare s hotline. As soon as we hear from you, our midwife will go on standby, so she is ready to collect your newborn s stem cells right after you give birth. COLLECTION Our midwife will collect your baby s umbilical cord stem cells as soon as your baby is born. The process is completely painless, safe and uncomplicated for mother and child. Usually parents will not even notice that StemCare s midwife is present. PREPARATION Immediately after your baby s stem cells have been collected, we will transport them to StemCare s laboratory in Copenhagen. Here, the stem cells will be thoroughly tested and prepared to be frozen by our specially trained doctors and lab technicians. STORAGE The stem cells are frozen to minus 196 degrees with the help of nitrogen, whereupon they are transferred to our fire- and waterproof storage boxes. Here, there are stored safely for the next 18 years in StemCare s specially built and constantly monitored stem cell bank. A GIFT FOR LIFE On that day your child turns 18, he/she will receive full ownership of the stem cells and the safety that they offer. This gives your child the opportunity to protect not only itself but also his or her future family. And what better birthday gift can you really give? did you know... Stem cells from the umbilical cord blood can only be collected at birth.

5 Call or visit stemcare.se if you would like to protect your baby's stem cells Order StemCare STEP 1 Before giving birth, you need a Collection Kit for collecting your baby s stem cells. Pris sek STEP 2 After the birth your baby's stem cells will be stored and protected safely for 18 years. Pris sek The price includes collection, transport, treatment, cryopreservation and infection tests of your child s umbilical cord blood, as well as 18 years of storage. Financing available. Call our customer service or learn more at stemcare.se Prices are subject to change. About us StemCare is the biggest stem cell bank in the Nordic countries. We specialise in the collection and cryopreservation of stem cells from the umbilical cord blood of newborns. We help parents all over Europe, and our skilled doctors and midwives have already collected and safely stored the stem cells for more than 10,000 families ENG Contact us Please visit stemcare.se or call StemCare A/S Sauntesvej 13 DK-2820 Gentofte Tel

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