About Cord Tissue

What Makes Umbilical Cord Tissue Special?

The science of umbilical cord tissue is new and exciting. Your newborn’s umbilical cord tissue contains different types of cells than those found in cord blood and is a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells. 7 These cells are thought to be capable of different things than the primary stem cell found in cord blood, and a wealth of research is currently underway to explore their possible roles in future therapies. 1

Pioneering Future Medical Therapies

Cord tissue stem cells are currently being studied for use in the treatment of:

A Bright Future Filled with Possibility

As the science of stem cells grows, more and more excitement is building around potential treatments that involve cord tissue—especially those that use the unique properties of mesenchymal cells.7 Storing your baby’s cord blood and tissue may mean more therapeutic options that could impact your family in the future.

Part of a Bigger Vision

Storing your baby’s stem cells may allow you to participate in a larger health movement—regenerative medicine—that could help make your baby’s generation its healthiest. By storing your newborn’s stem cells with Evercord, you may have the opportunity to participate in exciting new research. New clinical trials have already launched, in part, because families have access to their banked newborn’s stem cells.

Related FAQs

  • What makes umbilical cord blood stem cells unique?

    Newborn stem cells can help heal the body by promoting recovery and offer an enormous amount of therapeutic potential. 7 Stem cells from cord blood are unique in several ways: 1,6,7

    • They can proliferate, or reproduce, rapidly
    • They experience lower exposure to environmental toxins
    • They are biologically young
    • They play a role in the treatment of nearly 80 diseases

  • What diseases do newborn stem cells treat?

    There are nearly 80 proven uses for cord blood today. Many transplants have saved the lives of patients with cancers and genetic disorders. There are many clinical trials using cord blood or cord tissue that may provide new proven uses as research progresses. The stem cells found in cord blood have been used in therapies to treat the following diseases: 1,69,78

    Cancers

    • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
    • Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
    • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CML)
    • Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL)
    • Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML)
    • Lymphomatoid granulomatosis
    • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)

    Blood disorders

    • E-β+ thalassemia
    • E-βo thalassemia
    • HbSC disease
    • Sickle βo thalassemia
    • Sickle-cell anemia
    • α-thalassemia major
    • β-thalassemia intermedia
    • β-thalassemia major

    Metabolic disorders

    • Adrenoleukodystrophy
    • Alpha-mannosidosis
    • Gaucher disease
    • Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome
    • Hunter syndrome
    • Hurler syndrome
    • Hurler-Scheie/Scheie syndromes
    • Krabbe disease
    • Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome
    • Metachromatic leukodystrophy
    • Morquio syndrome
    • Mucolipidosis type II
    • Niemann Pick syndrome type A/B
    • Sandhoff disease
    • Sanfilippo syndrome
    • Tay-Sachs disease
    • Gunther disease
    • Sly syndrome

    Bone marrow failure disorders

    • Amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
    • Autoimmune neutropenia (severe)
    • Dyskeratosis congenita
    • Fanconi anemia
    • Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia
    • Congenital sideroblastic anemia
    • Cyclic neutropenia
    • Diamond-Blackfan anemia
    • Evans syndrome
    • Glanzmann disease
    • Juvenile dermatomyositis
    • Kostmann syndrome
    • Myelodysplastic syndromes
    • Pancytopenia
    • Red cell aplasia
    • Refractory anemia
    • Severe aplastic anemia
    • Severe neonatal thrombocytopenia
    • Shwachman-Diamond syndrome
    • Thrombocytopenia with absent radius (TAR syndrome)

    Immune disorders

    • Adenosine deaminase deficiency
    • Ataxia telangiectasia
    • Chronic granulomatous disease
    • Complete DiGeorge syndrome*
    • Omenn syndrome
    • Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)
    • Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome
    • Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
    • IKK gamma deficiency
    • Immune dysregulation polyendocrinopathy
    • Juvenile xanthogranulomas
    • Langerhans cell histiocytosis
    • Leukocyte adhesion deficiency
    • Myelokathexis
    • Reticular dysplasia
    • Thymic dysplasia
    • Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
    • X-linked agammaglobulinemia
    • X-linked immunodeficiency
    • X-linked lymphoproliferative disease

    Other

    • Osteopetrosis
    • Systemic mastocytosis

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