Umbilical Cord Blood & Tissue Storage
The rapid pace of medical research and clinical studies on stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue have led to enormous progress in the field of regenerative medicine.
In contrast to the blood in the umbilical cord, the umbilical cord itself primarily contains tissue stem cells, called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). These cells are primarily found in the so-called Wharton’s Jelly – a rich source of stem cells. Stem cells are considered the best hope for medical treatments of tomorrow.
The cells are able to form new tissue, as well as repair damaged tissue – such as liver, heart muscle, nerves, bones and cartilage.
Cryogenic conservation, as well as the use of cutting edge technology, allows safe preservation of the cells for future use. In addition to the already standardized treatments for blood diseases, the umbilical cord offers enormous potential for repairing damaged tissue in the body.
Around the world, studies have found promising treatments for diseases like diabetes, heart disease, the regeneration of heart valve tissue and much more.