Umbilical cord blood
Umbilical cord blood is a unique source of stem cells and a precious good
Your baby’s blood circulation contains millions of stem cells. After the umbilical cord was cut, a rest of this blood that is rich in stem cells remains in the umbilical cord. Between 60 and 200 milliliters of the valuable blood can be collected by puncturing the umbilical vein. The collection is simple, safe, painless, and without any risk for mother and child. The stem cells at this time are intact, usually free from virus, extremely agile, and divide at a fast rate.
Umbilical cord blood has enormous potential. The stored stem cells are available for life and may help to reduce damage at any age. From very young to very old – stem cells may support repair processes all throughout life.
Special characteristics of stem cells from umbilical cord blood
- Stem cells from umbilical cord blood are unique.
The tissue characteristics of your own stem cells match perfectly. They are as unique as the fingerprint and as individual as the personality.
- 2. Stem cells from umbilical cord blood are young.
Neonatal stem cells are not impaired by age or environment yet. They are unpolluted, viable, and usually free from viruses and bacteria and divide at a fast rate.
- 3. Stem cells from umbilical cord blood are flexible.
They can become a variety of cell types because of their differentiation potential. Stem cells develop into e.g. new blood cells, the immune system, and the organs.