Cord Tissue: Exciting Possibilities
Cord blood has a track record of success, and cord tissue stem cells are making great progress as an important family resource. Mesenchymal stem cells from cord tissue have multiple properties that make them beneficial to medicine and are in over 200 clinical trials.
Currently, there are no clinically-approved uses for cord tissue stem cells. However, saving them now will give your family access to any potential future treatments that utilize these cells.
Cord tissue stem cells are being researched to treat the following:
- Alzheimer’s (1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia)
- Heart Disease (Leading cause of death in the United States)
- Type 1 Diabetes (13,000 children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes every year)
- Arthritis (1 in 2 people may develop knee problems by age 85)
- Stroke (795,000 people have a stroke every year)
A Resource for the Whole Family
One of the most beneficial traits of Mesenchymal stem cells is their ability to avoid immune systems. Whereas cord blood requires HLA matching, cord tissue does not. This means that, theoretically, the Mesenchymal stem cells in your baby’s cord tissue could potentially be used not only for his or her siblings, but in you or your parents as well. This alongside the cell’s potential ability to treat age-related diseases makes it an even more precious resource.
Cord tissue stem cells can differentiate into the following:
These cells migrate to the site of damage following tissue injury. Once there, they signal the body to send more help.
Potential Limitless Supply
These stem cells can be unfrozen, multiplied within the lab and then refrozen, giving your family a potentially endless supply of stem cells.
Please note: Cord Blood America, Inc./CorCell Companies, Inc.’s activities for New York State residents are limited to collection of umbilical cord tissue and processing and long-term storage of umbilical cord tissue-derived stem cells. Possession of a New York State license for such collection, processing, and long-term storage does not indicate approval or endorsement of possible future uses or future suitability of these cells.