1. The Power to Divide Into Specialized Cells
Placental blood and tissue are rich in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and mesenchymal-like stem cells. MSCs have demonstrated unique regenerative capabilities because they secrete exosomes which contain many growth factors and other messages to regenerate into a wide variety of cells and tissues.7,8,9 Also, current research shows that MSCs may someday play a role in healing tissue damaged by disease.8 Banking placental blood and tissue, in addition to cord blood, permits greater capture of these powerful MSCs that may revolutionize regenerative medicine.10
2. Placental Blood and Tissue Stem Cells Are Packed With Potential
In July 2020, there were just over 1,000 registered clinical trials in the United States that were exploring the possible applications of MSCs.11,12 They include applications ranging from neurodegenerative and cardiac disorders to COVID-19 to cancers.11 By deciding to bank placental blood and tissue in addition to cord blood, a host of potential future applications for your stem cell collection emerge.
We hope that this information helps you understand the value of placental banking to complement cord blood banking! If you’re ready to add this to your stem cell banking package, call us at 877-543-3226 or visit our pricing and packages page.