Pricing & Ordering

Cryo-Save, with more samples stored and released than any other bank in Africa and Europe, is able to offer world class quality standards at competitive rates.

Umbilical cord storage is a critical step in the complex medical procedure that is ultimately a stem cell transplant. Due to the extensive expertise and experience at Cryo-Save there are various processing and storage options across International Laboratories. In order to properly prepare for a potential medical treatment, please consult with us to establish which storage option best suits your needs.

Cord Blood & Tissue Cord Blood Only
Cord Blood & Tissue
Cord Blood Only
Cord Blood & Tissue

Inclusive of all our storage options, Cryo-Save South Africa is the only Laboratory in Africa to test and confirm tissue sample viability using the Fluorescent Staining Method and provide photographic evidence to each and every patient. When storing with Cryo-Save you are assured that your samples have been properly tested and verified to be suitable for long term storage. Click here and complete the form to request a personalised quote

Payment Options

Cryo-Save ensures that all services and processes are performed to certified international standards. Cryo-Save is continuously working towards making the service more affordable to parents.

For full details on our below pricing and payment options, please complete our enquiry form or email:

1) Direct Transfer

Full payment or the Collection Fee (Deposit) will be due at the time of registration. An invoice will be generated and emailed to you once the Processing & Storage has been completed.

2) Credit Card

Full or deposit payment made by credit card

3) 12-Month-Interest Free-Option

12 -Month Payment plan requires the ‘Collection Fee/Deposit’ to be paid upfront, monthly payments are calculated on the outstanding balance (Processing & Storage Fee).

4) 24-Month-Interest Free-Option

24 -Month Payment plan requires the ‘Collection Fee/Deposit’ to be paid upfront, monthly payments are calculated on the outstanding balance (Processing & Storage Fee). Cryo-Save is South Africa’s only Stem Cell Bank to offer 12 & 24 month payment plans through a licensed Financial Services and Credit Provider. The interest free payment plans include a once off admin fee of R570 and a debit order fee of R57 per month.


  • Collection kit
  • Shipment (delivery of kit in SA or onward express airfreight to the laboratory in Belgium)
  • Maternal Blood Tests
  • Blood viability testing and quantification (on flow cytometry) by Internationally Certified Pathology Group AmPath, to ensure samples will be accepted globally
  • *Available at Cryo-Save ONLY: Tissue viability testing using a florescent staining technique specially developed by the Cryo-Save Research & Development Department in Europe. We provide each and every patient with photographic evidence prior to storage.
  • Testing of the cord blood for infectious diseases (by PCR testing)
  • Preparation of the specimen for storage and transplantation
  • Administration fees
  • 24 Hour service
  • FREE Retrieval and dedicated transport of sample if required by the baby or immediate family (terms & conditions apply)

**Note: A R1000 courier surcharge will apply to all births outside South Africa

A full refund of the Processing & Storage fee will be given if for any reason the stem cells are not successfully stored. A refund of the Processing and Storage Fee is given, should the cells be retrieved and used for your baby within the first 3 years of his/her life.

Annual Storage Fee

This is an important consideration when choosing the right stem cell bank for your child.

Along with all the major International Stem Cell Storage Banks, we offer the security of an annual fee. Currently, storage fees are R300 locally and R550 internationally (incl VAT).

This payment is made only ONCE a year (6% escalation annually broadly consistent with CPI).

Your baby’s stem cells may be stored with Cryo-Save for the rest of their life and this annual fee ensures the long term sustainability of the facility over this period regardless of regulatory, economic or political fluctuations.

Multiple Births

For parents having twins, triplets, quadruplets a 50% discount applies to the Processing & Storage fee of the second, third & fourth baby

Loyalty Discount

Returning clients in good standing will be given a loyalty discount of R1,250* including VAT off their storage fee.

Referral Programme

Current Cryo-Save family members (our clients) will receive a R500 Woolworths Voucher for referring new families to us.

You will receive your R500 Woolworths voucher after the successful storage of the referred family – there is no limit to the amount of families you refer to our programme.

Cost-Free Family Donation Programme

As a service to the public, Cryo-Save offers its Cost-free Family Donation Programme, free of charge*, to families wishing to store their newborn’s umbilical cord blood stem cells for a family member diagnosed with a life-threatening disease treatable by stem cells.

Click here to find out more…

* You may not combine any specials/discounts, only one will apply. Terms and conditions apply

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