Cord Tissue - FAQs
What is cord tissue?
Cord tissue is the actual umbilical cord itself and all the cells contained within. It is the body’s best source of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC's). Learn more about cord tissue.
What are cord tissue stem cells?
Cord tissue stem cells, or Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC's), are the “building blocks” of the body’s skeletal and connective tissues. They have also shown the ability to differentiate into coronary tissue, hepatic tissue and more.
What is the difference between cord blood stem cells and cord tissue stem cells?
Cord blood and cord tissue yield two vastly different types of stem cells that can potentially be used to treat different diseases and conditions within the body. Learn more...
How will cord tissue MSC's be used?
In preliminary clinical trials, cord tissue MSCs have shown great potential for treating many conditions that were previously considered incurable. Over 300 MSC clinical trials are in progress, which demonstrates the importance being placed on this new technology.
Can my baby’s cord tissue MSC's be used to treat other family members?
Yes. MSC's are immunoprivileged. This means that MSCs can be used to treat any member of your family, with little risk of transplant rejection or GVHD.
Can my family get cord tissue MSC's from a public bank if we need them for transplant?
No. Currently, there are no public cord blood or tissue banks that will collect, process and store MSC's for future transplant.
Can cord tissue MSC's be used to treat adults?
Yes. Cord tissue MSC's can be expanded, which will multiply the number of viable stem cells to doses that are suitable for an adult transplant.
Can MiracleCord's lab expand cord tissue MSC's?
Yes. MiracleCord's lab has the technical expertise and operating facility required to expand cord tissue MSC's prior to transplant, without outsourcing to another lab.