Cord Blood Stem Cells are safely donated from Mothers following c-section birth of the Baby.
Cord Blood Stem Cells do not cause any harm to mother or newborn.
Cord Blood Stem Cells are excellent sources of mesenchymal stem cells known as MSCs.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells are known for their ability to trans-differentiate into various tissues which can support healing and cell regeneration.
Mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent stromal cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types, including: osteoblasts (bone cells), chondrocytes (cartilage cells), myocytes (muscle cells) and adipocytes (fat cells which give rise to marrow adipose tissue).
Mesenchymal stem cells derived from cord blood are not considered embryonic stem cells. They are, in fact, adult stem cells. They pose no risk to mother and newborn. All MSCs derived from cord blood is done humanly and according to strict FDA regulated standards. These tissues would normally get discarded otherwise following a typical c-section delivery.
Mesenchymal stem cells derived from cord blood are donated from carefully screened mothers to ensure no infectious diseases are present.
The chart below shows stem cells over the various age age groups.
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