What is umbilical cord tissue for stem cell banking baby newborn

What is cord tissue?

Your baby’s umbilical cord is made of tissue and also contains blood. Umbilical cord tissue is home to mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which scientists think may be great at acting like a body’s emergency medical team.

In fact, MSCs are among the most widely researched cell types in the field of regenerative medicine, which makes their potential super exciting.

5 reasons to store your baby’s cord tissue

1. The future looks bright

Exciting research into cord tissue stem cells is well underway. Over 100 clinical trials have been initiated worldwide to potentially help treat conditions that can occur over a lifetime, like osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune disorders like lupus, among others.

In the future, cord tissue may be used to help improve conditions that have no cure today. Which means that preserving cord tissue now could mean more therapeutic options in the future for your family!

2. A prime source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)

Umbilical cord tissue is chock-full of MSCs, one of the most widely researched cell types in the rapidly evolving area of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine aims to restore or establish normal function in the body.

Scientists are so excited about MSCs because they have the ability to respond to inflammation and help repair tissue damage primarily by communicating with other cells in the body via sending and receiving signals.

3. Other potentially powerful cells

Let’s not forget about the other cells that live alongside MSCs! Endothelial and epithelial cells are still in early research, but scientists are excited about their ability to potentially treat burns, wounds, vascular damage, and other conditions.

Putting them in your “back pocket” now means you could have more options for your family if and when treatments become available.

4. Frozen in time

Ever wish you could stop time? The truth is, you can stop time for the stem cells in your baby’s cord tissue.

Preserving cord tissue stops the clock, locking in their unique advantages and protecting them from aging and environmental exposures.

5. A fast, easy, and one-time opportunity

Collecting cord tissue is harmless, non-invasive, and easy. The simple choice to preserve this resource now means you’ll have the most pristine source of these powerful cells frozen in time. It’s a world of possibilities for cord tissue stem cells.

Planning on delaying cord clamping? No problem! There’s no impact to the cord tissue, and it can still be collected.

Exciting research is underway!

How does it work?

5 simple steps to store your newborn’s stem cells for your family.