Americord is a pioneer and one of the only cord blood banks to offer placental tissue banking—because stem cell banking should be about protecting mom too.
Like cord tissue, placental tissue is rich in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that can differentiate into numerous types of tissue cells, such as organ, muscle, skin, bone, cartilage, and fat cells. But placental tissue is unique because it contains MSCs that are a genetic match to the mother, not the newborn. The placenta uses these stem cells to grow during pregnancy; after birth, they can be collected, stored, and regenerated easily, just like cord tissue stem cells.
Americord’s innovation in this space provides a rare opportunity to bank on mom! The outermost layer of the placenta contains mom’s MSCs. This means that mom can now store her own life-saving mesenchymal stem cells that many leading researchers and scientists believe will truly revolutionize medical practice.
There are more than 300 major MSC clinical trials underway worldwide focusing on a wide range of medical conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- Injuries to bone and cartilage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Liver disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Lung cancer
- Type 1 diabetes
Moms, when you choose to invest in your newborn’s future, consider investing in your own, too.