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What are the benefits of cord tissue banking?
Just like cord blood banking for the family, cord tissue banking is a form of biological insurance, where parents bank their baby’s stem cells for future therapies. The two main benefits of banking both cord blood and cord tissue are: (1) to have more stem cells from the same child and (2) to have different types of cells.
There are a growing number of clinical trials wth umbilical cord tissue, and a small number of cell therapy products that consist of MSC have received regulatory aproval. Some of the conditions targeted by these therapies are graft versus host disease (GvHD), degenerative arthritis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), anal fistula in Crohn’s Disease, and others.
Perinatal Stem Cells 2nd edition 2013; book published by Wiley