Umbilical cord tissue stem cells are a great source of excitement, as their future treatment potential is unrivalled
There are presently over 300 clinical trials underway, focussing on the treatment possibilities of these stem cells for a range of life-altering conditions such as cerebral palsy, diabetes and heart disease.
The stem cells found in cord tissue are called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). This particular type of stem cell has been proven to lend itself to a number of regenerative therapies including the production of connective tissue such as bone, cartilage, the rehabilitation of damaged skin, liver and neurological cells.
It is the future possibility of these stem cells that is most intriguing. It is hoped that within the lifetime of our children, these unique stem cells will be used routinely in the treatment of the various conditions such as cancer, brain injury and liver disease.
Cord tissue stem cell banking is often combined with our cord blood service to enable parents to potentially benefit from both the present treatment possibilities of cord blood stem cells and the future possibilities of cord tissue stem cells.