WHAT ARE STEM CELLS?

More possibilities for your children health

Cells construct whole human body and have the ability to self-renew and differentiate into cells of various tissue. They are vital to maintaining our health in the development of our life and can be obtained from various sources: bone marrow, peripheral blood and cord blood.

 

Cord Blood Stem Cells

The umbilical cord blood is a source of Stem Cells with very special features: they are very versatile and have a high plasticity but they can also differentiate into cells of various tissues. The preservation of Stem Cells from babies’ umbilical cord is today a reality and a real alternative to Bone Marrow Transplant. It is very easy to extract Stem Cells from the cord as it is a biological material that will be discarded at delivery. Today, more than 25,000 cord blood stem cells transplants are done in the world to combat over 75 diseases. Moreover, in recent years, they are finding a large number of clinical trial evidence for the use of Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine.
Evolution transplants performed with Umbilical Cord Blood in children

(Source NMDP www.marrow.org)

Evolución trasplantes con sangred de cordón umbilical en niños
Evolution transplants performed with Umbilical Cord Blood in adults

(Source NMDP www.marrow.org)

Cord Tissue Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Mesenchymal stem cells are a type of adult stem cells that can be found in the tissue of the baby´s umbilical cord. These cells show a great potential in the regenerative medicine field mainly for its immature state, its plasticity and its ability to modulate the immune response. These cells are capable of differentiating into osteoblasts and adipocytes, and exert a suppressive effect on the proliferative capacity of lymphocytes from peripheral blood . In recent years it has become clear that the umbilical cord tissue is the richest source of such cells throughout the human body. Although it is yet not used daily, there are hundreds of clinical trials underway to apply these cells in therapies for the regeneration of damaged tissues.www.clinicaltrials.org