Stem cells from cord tissue rarely carry any infectious diseases and are half as likely to be rejected as adult stem cells

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Umbilical Cord Tissue and Stem Cells

The umbilical cord is the conduit between mother and baby, joining the amniotic sack with the placenta. Throughout your baby’s development, the cord provides the lifeline that delivers blood and exchanges nutrients for waste products. After labour, the cord’s purpose is complete, but it can still serve a pivotal role in the future health of your baby.

Recent research into stem cell science has found that cord tissue is a rich source of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs); both the lining of the cord and the Wharton’s Jelly, a gelatinous substance found with the cord, are rich sources of stem cells. Just a small section of a newborn umbilical cord contains billions of stem cells, up to ten times as many as found in bone marrow.14

Umbilical cord tissue stem cells have the power to treat cancer, blood diseases like anaemia, and various autoimmune disorders that disrupt your body’s defences, and, what is more, stem cells from cord tissue rarely carry any infectious diseases and are half as likely to be rejected as adult stem cells. As with haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) found in cord blood, MSCs have the ability to differentiate into different types of cells. MSCs can develop into tissues such as muscle, tendon, skin, cartilage, bone and nerve, meaning that the cells extracted from cord tissue are currently used to treat various diseases, and are currently the focus of more than a thousand clinical trials exploring various other regenerative medicines.1

 

Mesenchymal Stem cells (MSc)

Mesenchymal Stem cells can differentiate into the following tissues:

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