July 27, 2015

Over the last 20 years, stem cell researchers have found that there are many cord blood and cord tissue benefits, as umbilical cord tissue banking can provide a rich source of stem cells. These cord tissue cells are currently used to treat more than 80 diseases, including many types of cancers and blood disorders. Many lives have thus been saved by family cord blood services like CariCord, which allows families to collect and securely store their child’s stem cells found in cord blood and cord tissue for potential future use. Researchers are therefore amazed by all of the cord tissue banking benefits that family cord banking may provide.

It is estimated that 5 billion stem cells die during a heart attack. In order to replace those cells in patient’s that survive the attack, doctors would need access to at least 10 or 15 billion stem cells, and that is just for one case. This is much greater than the number of cells collected through umbilical cord blood banking. However, researchers at the University of Nottingham in England have proposed a solution that family cord banking may be able to play a role in. These researches, who can answer the question, “What is cord tissue?” have create a substrate that can be used as basis for stem cell “factories.” These “factories” can create billions of stem cells at a time for future use in treating heart, brain, and liver conditions. Treating these conditions is also one of the possible cord tissue banking benefits.

Morgan Alexander, one of the professors of biomedical surfaces at the university, stated that this potential avenue to compliment family cord blood services is still being tested through clinical trials. In the U.K. alone, there are more than 70,000 heart attacks annually. Just to treat these cases, more than a trillion stem cells would be needed, which would take a while to collect through umbilical cord blood banking performed by family cord blood services. This calls for a greater solution, which researchers have potentially discovered in this groundbreaking study.

To learn more about non-controversial stem cell research and the many cord tissue benefits, or perhaps discover what cord tissue is in the first place, we invite you to explore the CariCord website. We are one of the premier providers in the United States for umbilical cord tissue banking services.

Source: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/07/22/Researchers-develop-method-for-growing-billions-of-stem-cells/1031437582532/?spt=sec&or=hn

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