A spectrum of stem cells is also provided by the tissue of the umbilical cord. Cells from umbilical cord tissue are mutually complimentary in terms of their properties and potential uses with cells from umbilical cord blood. Together they represent a valuable source of stem cells in the event of their potential future use.
Collection of cord tissue occurs after childbirth, immediately after the collection of cord blood from the umbilical cord and placenta. Part of the umbilical cord is taken and after processing it is divided into a number of cryotubes.
- Collection of part of the umbilical cord tissue
- Freezing and storing in one bag and multiple cryotubes*
*expectation of multiple use