Medical Need Program

Medical Need Program 

 

Insception Lifebank Cord Blood Program established this program to offer compassionate support to Canadian families who have an immediate family member possibly requiring a stem cell transplant within the first year following the expected baby’s birth. This is the largest program of its kind in Canada, with more than 400 participants who have benefited from free cord blood processing and 18 years of storage courtesy of Insception Lifebank.

 

Eligibility

Approval is on a case-by-case basis on the recommendation of the treating Oncologist, Haematologist or Medical Geneticist with the condition that the cord blood unit might be required for transplant within the first year of storage.

 

Instructions for Application

 

The Treating Oncologist / Haematologist / Medical Geneticist Must:

  • Download and complete the Medical Need Cord Blood Referral form  
  • Fax completed form to Insception Lifebank at 1-905-206-2798

 

The Family Must:

  • Register online for Cord Blood Banking at www.insception.com
  • Record “Wings of Hope” in the “For Internal Use” field
  • Indicate they are applying for the Wings of Hope Medical Need Program when
    contacted by Insception Lifebank’s Client Services after registration has been submitted

 

Approval

Upon receipt of the Medical Need Cord Blood Referral form from the referring Oncologist, Haematologist or Medical Geneticist, the Chair of the Medical Need Program will review the information and provide a decision regarding approval. Insception Lifebank will notify the family about the decision.

Insception Lifebank is committed to the Wings of Hope Medical Need Program, allowing Canadian families with a medical need to bank their cord blood, providing hope to the family and offering an alternate treatment option.

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