The Power to Divide into Specialized Cells
Placental tissue and cord tissue are rich in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and mesenchymal-like stem cells, which are different from hematopoietic CD34+ stem cells found in cord blood. MSCs have demonstrated unique regenerative capabilities because they secrete exosomes that contain many growth factors and other messages to transform into a wide variety of cells and tissues.7,8,9 Current research shows that MSCs may someday play a role in healing tissues damaged by disease.8 Banking placental tissue and cord tissue permits greater capture of these powerful MSCs that may revolutionize regenerative medicine.10
Placental Blood and Tissue Stem Cells Are Packed with Potential
As of February 2023, 901 registered clinical trials in the United States have explored or are actively studying the possible applications of MSCs.11,12 They include applications ranging from neurodegenerative and cardiac disorders to COVID-19 and cancers.11 By deciding to bank placental blood and tissue in addition to cord blood, numerous possibilities of future applications for your stem cell collection emerge.
We hope this information helps you understand the value of placental banking as a complement to cord blood banking! Please review our Pricing & Packages and call us at 877-543-3226 when you are ready to enroll as a private client.