What is Cord Tissue
After your baby is born, your health care professional will obtain a segment of the umbilical cord (approximately 15cm in length) called cord tissue.
Cord tissue, especially the Wharton’s Jelly portion that we cryopreserve in our Cord Tissue Bank, is considered a rich source of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) which have the ability to regenerate themselves in addition to their potential to differentiate into various specialized cells such as bone cells, cartilage cells and fat cells among others. The mentioned cells can be used in regenerative medicine to potentially treat specific medical conditions. MSCs are related to lower risk of rejection and transplant complications.
Currently there are 300+ registered clinical trials evaluating the potential of MSCs. It holds promise to treat various acute and degenerative diseases as well as immune-medicated diseases .MSCs has potential to someday treat conditions such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, skin burns and injuries to bones and cartilage.