Why Umbilical Cord?

The umbilical cord that connects the mother and the baby inside the womb nurtures the baby throughout pregnancy by carrying oxygen and nutrition to the baby. Once the baby is born, the umbilical cord is cut and discarded as medical waste.

Research has shown that umbilical cord has a lifetime role to play. It is the richest source of stem cells in the human body.

The stem cells from the umbilical cord are:

  • Easy To Collect

    Umbilical cord stem cells can be collected through a simple, non-invasive process at the time of birth, without any harm to the mother or the baby. The cord is clamped and cut through a painless procedure, leaving a small umbilical stump. To know more about umbilical cord clamping, read here... 

  • Long life

    Umbilical cord stem cells when preserved under cryogenic conditions have no expiration date, thereby providing lifetime benefit.

Umbilical Cord Blood

Cord blood is the residual blood left in the umbilical cord after the birth of the baby. This blood is rich in a type of stem cells that can
treat over 80 blood related medical conditions including Thalassemia, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma and so on.

Cord blood stem cells have been used for over 25 years in over 30,000 transplants across the world.
Check out the unique benefits of umbilical cord blood stem cells:


  • Low chances of rejection

    During transplants, cord blood stem cells pose lower risk of rejection as they produce fewer natural killer cells.


  • Family matching

    Cord blood stem cells are immunologically immature and thereby offer higher matching ability than stem cells from other sources. While a 6/6 match is required for stem cells from other sources, a 4/6 match is sufficient for use of cord blood stem cells. This way cord blood stem cells can prove to be a potential match for the child’s siblings also.


  • Easy to reprogram

    Compared to adult stem cells, it is easier to reprogram umbilical cord blood stem cells to act like embryonic stem cells, thereby increasing their regenerative capabilities.

 

Umbilical Cord Tissue

Cord tissue is the portion of the umbilical cord itself that is rich in regenerative stem cells. These stem cells have the potential to treat conditions relating to cartilage, muscle and nerve cells.

Check out the unique benefits of umbilical cord tissue stem cells:

  • Youthful:

    Cord tissue stem cells are youthful and therefore have greater regenerative capabilities compared to adult stem cells.

  • Ease of use:

    The application of these stem cells in regenerative medicine in most of the cases is done through simple treatment procedures and delivered through non-invasive means.

  • Combo Power

    The combination of umbilical cord tissue stem cells with umbilical cord blood stem cells have led to better treatment outcomes in substantially lesser times. Hence saving both types of stem cells means more treatment options and better healing potential.