ZUTPHEN, The Netherlands, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Free of charge, Cryo-Save's programme gives the opportunity to treat a family member diagnosed with a life-threatening disease treatable with stem cells.
Cryo-Save, the leading international family stem cell bank, shows continuous commitment to its corporate social responsibility programme. Family and children's health is the company's number one priority. The Cryo-Save Cost-Free Family Donation Programme is specifically designed to offer families in need the collection and cryopreservation of their newborn's umbilical cord blood stem cells. Free of charge, it gives the opportunity to treat a family member diagnosed with a life-threatening disease treatable with stem cells. This includes diseases such as Sickle Cell Anaemia and some forms of Leukaemia.
Arnoud van Tulder, CEO of Cryo-Save: "Our goal is to help as many families as possible with the stem cells they store with Cryo-Save. Through our Cost-Free Donation Programme, we offer direct help to families in need. This is very important for us; being able to apply our knowledge and expertise to help save lives!"
Thanks to Cryo-Save's international reach and more than 40 local offices which are in touch with their communities' needs, each country is striving to make a positive difference in their community. The Cost-Free Donation Programme is promoted in each country. Among other activities, the company recently supported two fundraising events: Cryo-Save's Netherlands office sponsored a cycling event organised by the Alpe d'HuZes Cancer Rehabilitation (A-CaRe) programme, which aims to develop and implement rehabilitation programmes for specific cancer patients and survivor groups in the Netherlands. Cryo-Save Serbia is supporting the NGO Everything for a Smile where children suffering from renal diseases are invited to enjoy a rare weekend in nature.
Along with its continuous efforts to educate the general public about stem cells, Cryo-Save strives to make a difference in people's lives and encourages all its employees to consider the impact their work makes on the environment and local communities.
Cryo-Save, the leading international family stem cell bank, stores more than 200,000 samples from umbilical cord blood, cord tissue and adipose tissue. There are already many diseases treatable by the use of stem cells, and the number of treatments will only increase. Driven by its international business strategy, Cryo-Save is now represented in over 40 countries on three continents, with ultra-modern processing and storage facilities in Arabia, Belgium, Germany, India and South Africa.
SOURCE Cryo-Save Group N.V.