What is Cord Tissue?

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Cord tissue is the actual umbilical cord itself, and it is collected by cutting off a segment of the umbilical cord after the child is born. The cord tissue stem cells are separated and then stored like cord blood stem cells.

In years past, cord blood was the only portion of the umbilical cord to be collected for stem cell retrieval. Now families have the option to store not only cord blood but cord tissue as well. In fact, PacifiCord’s location in Taiwan was the first cord blood bank to ever offer cord tissue collection!

What can Cord Tissue do?

Cord tissue contains a different type of stem cells called mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) that are able to differentiate into various tissues and organ cells, including cardiac, nerve, cartilage/bone, and muscle cells. Because cord tissue is still in the experimental phase, it has great future potential for the use in treatment of conditions such as cancers, heart disease, diabetes, strokes, spinal cord injuries, and more.

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