About Cord Tissue

What is Cord Tissue?

Cord tissue is the piece of umbilical cord that is collected after the cord blood. It is a rich source of MSCs as well as unrestricted somatic stem cells (USSCs), vascular endothelial stem cells (VESCs) and perivascular stem cells (PSCs), which are also expected to have great therapeutic benefit in the future. Storing the cord tissue, together with the cord blood ensures that your child has the maximum range and highest number of umbilical cord stem cells as possible available to them

What is Cord Tissue Banking?

Cord tissue banking is the process of collecting the piece of a newborn baby’s umbilical cord, after it has been cut away and preserving it for 20 years or more.

Once the cord blood has been collected, your doctor or midwife will then proceed on collecting the piece of umbilical cord using the materials provided in the Cells4Life collection kit. We’ll handle the shipping, processing and storage of the cord tissue sample collected. If needed for transplant, we will ship your cord tissue sample to the treatment facility, free of charge.

MSCs are currently being investigated for treating:

  • Inflammatory & Autoimmune conditions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Heart & Vascular disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Skeletal conditions
  • Cancers
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes