The types of stem cells found in cord blood and cord tissue is the main difference between them.
What are HSCs and MSCs?
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) are found in the umbilical cord blood. These are the cells used in the treatment of over 80 conditions today and are the ones most commonly mentioned in the news. HSCs can develop into any blood component to help protect people from blood-related contions and disorders including lymphoma and leukemia. In the cord tissue and placental tissue, there is a vast quantity of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which can differentiate into many types of cells, including organ, muscle, skin, bone, cartilage, and fat cells. While no FDA-approved treatments exist using cord tissue or placental tissue stem cells today, research is growing at an incredible pace. MSCs are currently the subject of over 300 clinical trials and hold the promise of being able to someday treat debilitating conditions such as heart disease, Type 1 diabetes, lung cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and injuries to bones and cartilage.
MSCs are currently the subject of over 300 clinical trials and hold the promise of being able to someday treat debilitating conditions such as heart disease, Type 1 diabetes, lung cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and injuries to bones and cartilage.
Cord Blood vs Cord Tissue Banking, can you do both?
Right after a baby is born, you can bank both cord blood and cord tissue. Cord blood can help protect baby from 80+ different conditions already. Cord tissue banking is different because it has the potential to treat a much wider range of conditions and it can regenerate, meaning that it can be used for multiple treatments.
Americord has competitive prices and flexible payment options for preserving stem cells from cord blood and cord tissue. We provide clients with both monthly and annual cord blood banking payment plans, starting as low as $165 a month for two years of payments or $150 a year for twenty years of payments, all for 20 years of storage. We are also one of the only companies to provide the service of placenta tissue banking, another form of MSCs.