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    Superior Umbilical
    Cord Stem Cell

    South Africa’s pioneer in
    Tissue Viability Testing.

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    Once In A Liftime:

    Harvesting these stem cells can
    only be done at birth

    Kurt Darren & Dunay Van Heerden
    with their baby Kyrah.

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    Largest In
    Europe & Africa:

    6 Labs, 40 Countries,
    280 000+ samples stored.


At Cryo-Save, we have been storing umbilical cord stem cells for families all over the world since the year 2000. We are the leading family stem cell bank in Europe and Africa, the fastest growing in the world and, in 2013, we stored our 250,000th sample.

Cryo-Save South Africa offers both local and international storage options in either Pretoria or Belgium, for both cord blood and cord tissue.


Umbilical cord and cord blood stem cells have unique properties

At a maximum of nine months old, they have not yet suffered from the ageing process and have the potential to divide and differentiate in to specific functions better and quicker than other adult stem cells.

They are less likely to cause complications in allogeneic transplants (from a donor to a patient) than other adult stem cells.

Protected by the mother’s womb from many of the viruses and infections in the open world, they are less likely to be contaminated or affected by diseases.

And more specifically, umbilical cord derived stem cells have the unique ability to home in on site of injury and assist in repair when injected intravenously.

Transform into numerous cells, including fat, cartilage, muscle, bone and nerve tissue.

Exhibit anti-inflammatory and immune-suppressant characteristics, an important characteristic in auto-immune disorders and inflammatory stages of numerous diseases.

News &

  • Stem Cells in the News

    Stem cells can be called “hot news” nowadays. Scientific breakthroughs and clinical successes appear in the world media almost daily.

  • Cryo-Save Events

    Cryo-Save is involved in many events/expos/roadshows throughout the year and we also hold Laboratory Open Days at our facility in Pretoria.

  • Cryo-Save Gallery

    Photos of our labs, processes and our procedures.

  • Video Gallery

    View our range of videos explaining Stem Cells, Stem Cell storage and our procedures.


An introduction to Stem Cell Storage
Understanding Stem Cells
An introduction to Stem Cell Storage
Doctors Orders : Cryo-Save Snippet
Stem Cell Storage
CryoSave - Radio702 Interview

Most Viewed Cryo-Save Video's

On your baby's day of birth, you have the unique opportunity to save your baby's umbilical cord stem cells. Your growing baby is full of pure, potent stem cells that could be used to treat diseases later on in life.

Currently umbilical cord blood is used in the treatment of over 70 diseases including a wide range of immune system deficiencies and blood disorders (stem cell therapy). The tissue from the umbilical cord contains powerful stem cells that have the potential to repair damaged tissues such as cartilage, bone or muscle. (clinicaltrials.gov)

Getting In Touch

  • Telephone

    +27 (0) 87 8080 170

    +27 (0) 86 219 9157
    Email Cryo-Save
  • Address

    Ground Floor, Acacia House,
    Green Hill Village Office Park, Cnr Botterklapper & Nentabos Street, The Willows, 0041, Pretoria, South Africa