About umbilical cord tissue

Umbilical cord tissue is simply a piece of your baby’s umbilical cord that is collected after the cord blood. Cord tissue contains billions of stem cells. These are found particularly within the Wharton’s jelly in the cord, but also within other regions. This is why Cells4Life stores all of the tissue sample collected.

Umbilical cord tissue contains several powerful stem cell types, some of which are unique and not found within the umbilical cord blood. Storing cord tissue along with cord blood ensures that your child has the maximum range of stem cell types, so that they can take advantage of as many future developments as possible.

 

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Our Experience – In 2014, Cells4Life became the first private cord blood bank in the UK to supply umbilical cord tissue for a stem cell therapy

Cord tissue stem cells

MSCs
Like cord blood, the umbilical cord itself is a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells. These are tissue forming stem cells with huge potential for use in regenerative medicine.

Mesenchymal stem cells are already being investigated for the treatment of:

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Neurological conditions, Heart and Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Inflammatory and Autoimmune conditions, Skeletal conditions, Cancers, Arthritis, Respiratory disease.

The MSCs in cord tissue also have the potential for use in organ regeneration treatments – perhaps the most exciting area of regenerative medicine of them all.
Vascular Endothelial, Epithelial and Perivascular stem cells
Perivascular, endothelial and epithelial stem cells are unique to cord tissue. They can become different tissue types to the stem cells in cord blood and are likely to provide therapies for skin conditions, burns, ulcers and wounds, damage to the eyes and damage to the blood vessels.

Why should I store cord blood and cord tissue?

By capturing both umbilical cord blood and tissue, you ensure that your child has the maximum range and highest number of stem cells possible available to them. This is very important for two key reasons:

1. Greatest number of stem cells possible

Some stem cell therapies require the maximum number of stem cells possible in order to increase their chances of success. By choosing our CellsPlus service with cord tissue, you guarantee that your baby has the access to every single cell available.

2. Prepared to receive multiple treatments

As your child grows, so too do the number of different and often very common conditions that could be treated using cord blood and cord tissue stem cells. By guaranteeing that you store the maximum number and range of stem cells possible, you ensure that your child is prepared to receive not just one stem cell treatment, but potentially multiple treatments for conditions that we all suffer from as we head into old age.

Ultimately, when you store cord blood and cord tissue together, you can rest assured that your child has the best treatment opportunities available to them, both now and in the future.

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