August 26, 2015

Stem cells collected by family cord blood services through the process of umbilical cord blood banking have many possible uses, as they can be used to treat more than 80 diseases, with new ones to be discovered in the future through stem cell researchers who have answered the question, “What is cord tissue?” Cord tissue is the physical umbilical cord itself, and it offers a different kind of stem cells than cord blood.

Treatments using stem cells collected through family cord banking have shown to be a potentially effective strategy of treating strokes, which is a great reason to choose umbilical cord blood banking through CariCord, one of the family cord blood services. A recent study of the cord blood and cord tissue banking benefits sought to discover whether or not intranasal administration of mesenchymal stem cells collected through umbilical cord tissue banking had any affect in rats after a stroke occurrence. After being subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion, these rats were treated by a stem cell infusion daily for 14 days.

After the study was completed, it was shown that this new post-stroke strategy could become one of the cord tissue banking benefits presented to expecting parents by family cord banking services. The treatments using mesenchymal stem cells via intranasal routine was shown to make a positive contribution to vascular remodeling in the ischemic brain, which plays an important role in functional outcome after a stroke. Though more research is needed to determine if this could be affective in humans, treatment of stroke could become one of the major benefits of umbilical cord tissue banking.

If you are still wondering, “What is cord tissue?”, check out the FAQ section of our website for more information on this offering from our family cord banking menu of services.


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