In addition to cord blood storage you are also able to store the umbilical cord stem cells. They are different to the blood cells and are used to treat slightly different health issues.
If you are curious about this option read on to find out more.
What is Umbilical Cord storage?
This is the process of storing a section or multiple sections of the umbilical cord. This umbilical cord tissue has a wealth of stem cell that can be collected. These stem cells are contained within the Wharton’s Jelly.
There are some cells that are unique to the cord tissue. Storing both cord blood and cord tissue ensure your child has access to a range of stem cells and thus a wider variety of potential treatments.
The umbilical cord contains not only hematopoietic stem cells but non-hematopoietic cells.
What do they treat?
Alongside the blood disorders that cord blood cells can treat, the cord cells have some other regenerative properties.
The tissue contains mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). These cells, under the correct conditions, can differentiate into some more specialised cells. The MSCs are harvested from the cord, expended and the stimulated to transform into other tissue types such as bone, fat and cartilage.
These cells encourage naturally healing in the body so rather than just being able to treat disease they can be used to treat injuries too. The cord tissues stem cells are effective for things like back pain, arthritis, carpel tunnel, joint injuries and much more.
Baby Stem Cell Collection
These tiny stem cells have so much potential. Most often, if not donated or stored, the blood, cord and placenta are thrown away as medical waste. Since you have the opportunity to store them, get in contact with us here at cells for life. We can answer your questions on why also storing your baby’s cord is such a good idea.
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