Cord Tissue will Maximize Future Possibilities
What is Cord Tissue?
- Cord tissue is the actual umbilical cord.
- Cord Tissue contains mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) which are different from the stem cells found in Cord Blood.*
- In the future, MSCs may enhance cord blood transplants and treat additional conditions.
Difference between Cord Blood and Cord Tissue
|Proven possibilities: Cord Blood stem cells are routinely used to treat over 80 diseases.
||Maximize future possibilities: MSCs may treat additional conditions and are being evaluated in numerous clinical trials for: joints and bones (Arthritis), autoimmune (Diabetes), wound care and spinal cord injury.* Clinical uses of MSCs from cord tissue are promising but in the early stages of development.
|How it works: Some diseases affect the body’s ability to create blood forming cells which are needed to live. A Cord Blood transplant replaces unhealthy blood forming cells with healthy cells.
Cord blood stem cells are used to re-build our bone marrow and immune system after receiving chemotherapy. Cord blood is also being used in clinical trials for regenerative medicine, Cerebral Palsy and brain injury as an example.
||How it works: MSCs can go to the site of inflammation, inhibit inflammation, stimulate recovery of injured cells, differentiate into various cell types (including: bone, cartilage, and muscles) and can modify or regulate immune functions.*
How is Cord Tissue collected?
- After the baby is born and it is determined that both mother and baby are safe and healthy the cord blood will be collected.
- Following cord blood collection, and after the placenta is expelled the doctor will cut a section of the cord (15-20 cm) and place it into the container supplied by Cells for Life.
- It will then be sent back to Cells for Life for processing and storage.