The Power Of Stem Cells

Each baby is born into this world with something that could be life-saving in the future: stem cells from their umbilical cord.

What Are Stem Cells?

Your newborn’s umbilical cord contains powerful and smart cells that have the ability to heal and repair. 

These cells can find damaged cells in the body to fix or replace them. Today, stem cells are used to treat many diseases, and researchers are rapidly uncovering these cells’ potential.

There are two main types of newborn stem cells found in the umbilical cord. 

  • Cord blood contains hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which are blood and immune precursor cells. 
  • Cord tissue contains mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which are related to regenerating cartilage, ligaments, and bone.

What is Cord Blood?

Cord blood is the blood left over in the umbilical cord after your baby is born.

This blood is a rich source of hematopoietic stem cells that can form other types of blood cells.

Cord blood stem cells contain different types of red blood cells, platelets, T-cells, B-cells, and NK-cells, which make up the immune system.

Why Save Your Baby's Cord Blood?

Stem cells from cord blood have been used for over 30 years in the treatment of diseases like leukemia, sickle cell anemia, plus about 80 other diseases and conditions

Current research has had promising results in using cord blood stem cells to treat cerebral palsy, autism, spinal cord injury, heart diseases, strokes,  and even Alzheimer’s.

What is Cord Tissue?

Let’s take a look at the potential use of these cells.

Cord tissue contains high numbers of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and can be expanded to increase the total number of cells. These cells have the ability to heal and repair ligaments, bone, cartilage, and nerve cells.

Let’s take a look at the potential use of these cells.

Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs)

Give rise to bone cells, cartilage cells, fat, nerve cells, etc. The Wharton’s Jelly region of the umbilical cord is rich with MSCs.

Epithelial Cells

Cord lining stem cells are being researched to potentially treat wounds, burns, ulcers, and ocular surface diseases.

Researchers are focusing on the promising regenerative possibilities these stem cells have. There are close to 600 clinical trials worldwide.

Cord Blood Vs. Cord Tissue

When You Bank Your Child’s Stem Cells,

There Are Two Different Parts Of The Cord That Can Be Utilized In Future Stem Cell Therapies

Cord Blood

A Rich Source Of Hematopoietic Stem Cells

How is it used?

Cord blood is used to treat blood-related diseases (leukemia, lymphoma, anemia), autoimmune diseases, metabolic diseases, and other certain types of cancers.

Advancements since first successfully used in 1988. It’s now been used to treat over 80 blood-related diseases.

  • HLA Match. 100% match with self

Cord Tissue

An Abundant Source Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

How is it used?

Cord tissue can be used to heal muscle and bone injuries, regulate inflammations, autoimmune reactions, repair organs and tissues.

Advancements since first used in 1995. It’s now in almost 600 clinical trials.

  • HLA Match. Not required for either self or for others

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