October 8, 2013 8:30 PM EST
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Attends Launch Of Stem Banking Solution(PHOTOS)
Stem Cell banking company LifeCell launched the most affordable stem cell banking solution on the eve of the 25th anniversary of umbilical cord transplants in Mumbai.
The umbilical cord is a rich life saving stem, which can be collected within 10 minutes of the baby birth and can be preserved for a life time.
Emphasizing on the need to bank children's stem cells, LifeCell patron Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, said, "This is the best gift parents can give for their child."
"The most important role in my life is that of being a mother. Choosing to bank our baby's umbilical cord stem cells with LifeCell is a treasured gift that will stay with her for life and is an investment for her healthy future," she added. "LifeCell's dual storage, comprehensive insurance packages for total security and complete stem cell service solutions including research and therapy gives me confidence that it is the world's most accredited stem cell bank."
Apart from Aishwarya, many Bollywood celebrities including Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Madhawan, and Raveena Tandon have opted to bank their children's stem cells at LifeCell.
During the launch event, LifeCell also announced the revised price of stem cell banking as ₹19,000. A nominal fee of ₹3,500 has to be paid every year as storage fees for the stem cells.
Life Cell was established in 2004 and it is the first and largest stem bank of India.
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