OVER 80 TYPES OF DISEASES MAY BE TREATABLE BY CORD BLOOD TRANSPLANTATION
CORD BLOOD & CORD TISSUE
The main difference between cord blood and cord tissue is the type of stem cells that are found in each of them. Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are found in the umbilical cord blood. These HSCs are the type of stem cells used to treat over 80 diseases currently. HSCs can develop into various blood forming cells to treat blood-related conditions and disorders including lymphoma and leukemia.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stromal cells found in the umbilical cord tissue that can be differentiated into many types of cells such as muscle (myocytes), bone (osteoblasts), cartilage (chondrocytes), and fat (adipocytes) cells. Research of MSCs is growing at a rapid pace globally. Currently, MSCs is the subject of over 300 clinical trials with the potential to someday treat conditions such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, skin burns and injuries to bones and cartilage.