Cord Tissue: Exciting Possibilities

Cord blood has a track record of success, and cord tissue stem cells are also making great progress as an important medical resource.  Mesenchymal stem cells from cord tissue have multiple properties that make them beneficial to medicine.

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.

You can read about the exciting cord tissue stem cell studies in our CorCell blog.

Emerging Research

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)

Save both Cord Blood and Cord Tissue for More Options

Cord Tissue
Mesenchymal Stem Cells
  • Creates connective tissues, including nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments
  • Being evaluated for regenerative therapies, including treatments for Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Stroke and Heart Disease
  • Easy to expand and refreeze, giving a potentially limitless supply
  • Potentially a match for the entire family due to not creating an immune-system response
Cord Blood
Hematopoietic Stem Cells
  • Creates blood and immune system cells
  • Used in transplant medicine since 1988
  • Currently treats over 80 diseases
  • Being researched to treat conditions such as autism, brain injury, hearing loss, and type 1 diabetes
  • 100% match for baby, potential match for siblings

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.

what can stem cells differentiate into?

Injury Detection

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.

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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.

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