What Are Stem Cells?
Richest Source of Stem Cells
Stem cells can be derived from many parts of the human body. The most reliable and rich source is the umbilical cord containing both Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSC) and Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC). Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs) turn into red or white blood cells and platelets whereas, Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) can turn into various tissue cells.
Why Umbilical Cord Preservation?
Banking the umbilical cord right after delivery represents a unique and once-in-a-lifetime chance to preserve the richest source of Haematopoietic (blood) and Mesenchymal (tissue) stem cells.
Diseases Treatable by Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant (UCBT)
Since hematopoietic stem-cells (HSCs) can transform into any type of blood cell, they are currently being used in the treatment of various blood cancers and disorders.