The abundance of stem cells and medical use of stem cells are growing, collecting and preserving cord blood and cord tissue are wise enough to invest for family’s future health.
Cord blood stem cells and cord tissue stems cells have different functions. Cord blood is the blood found in the vein of the umbilical cord and placenta at the time of baby’s birth. It is rich in Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) which is the foundation of immune system in our body. It is used for treatment with over 80 diseases namely leukemia, lymphoma, anemia and congenital gene deficiencies.
However, cord tissue stem cells contains Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) which develop into structural and connective tissue. It contains unique and powerful stem cells that may help repair and heal the body in different ways than cord blood could do. It is now under investigation for over 40 clinical trials now to see and know its potential on therapeutic applications. It holds the fact that someday it will treat debilitating conditions like heart disease, diabetes, lung cancer, Parkinson’s disease and even injuries to bones and cartilage.
Banking cord blood and cord tissue to safeguard your family’s future health and could help your baby or the whole family the opportunity to take advantage of future medical discoveries.