Cord blood stem cells form the body’s blood and immune system tissues, and cord tissue stem cells form the body’s skeletal and connective tissues. They represent two vastly different types of stem cells that can potentially be used to treat different diseases and conditions within the body.
Additionally, the ability of cord tissue stem cells to suppress the body’s immune response has prompted doctors to also use them in unison with cord blood stem cells to reduce the effects of transplant rejection (GVHD). By using cord tissue stem cells along with cord blood stem cells, researchers have reported quicker cell engraftment and better transplant outcomes.
Private banking of both cord blood and cord tissue will provide your family with the most complete scope of future treatment options.
Banking your baby's cord blood and cord tissue will help minimize, and in some cases eliminate the risk of GVHD, a potentially fatal condition.