What Is Cord Tissue?
Cord tissue, which refers to the connective tissue of the umbilical cord (not the cord blood inside of it) is an easily accessible source of stem cells when a baby is born. The type of umbilical cord stem cells that exist in great quantities in the tissue are called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs collected from umbilical cord tissue are genetically unique to your baby and family. Cord tissue is routinely discarded along with the placenta after birth. Parents-to-be who want to expand their baby’s options for future medical treatment should consider banking stem cells from their baby’s cord tissue. While MSCs are not currently being used for medical therapies, they are the subject of over 200 clinical trials. Research has indicated that MSCs hold the promise of being able to someday treat debilitating conditions such as heart disease, type 1 diabetes, lung cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, and injuries to bones and cartilage. Saving stem cells from cord tissue is one of the best first decisions you can make for your child’s future.
Americord offers the ability to preserve stem cells from three sources: the blood from a newborn’s umbilical cord, from the cord tissue, or from placenta tissue. Later this year we will have a fourth opportunity with our proprietary CordAdvantage product, which extracts stem cells from the cord blood found in the placenta. In all cases, stem cells can only be collected immediately following your baby’s birth; it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Stem cells from cord tissue could end up saving the life of a member of your family one day. Preserving these genetically unique materials is a cutting edge way to open up opportunities for better health for your children and your family.
Once you make the decision to preserve cord blood along with cord tissue or placenta tissue stem cells, compare Americord to the other leading cord blood banking and cord tissue banking companies, such as Viacord or CBR. We provide the highest quality service available and our cord blood and cord tissue prices are very competitive. Our commitment to our customers is unmatched in the industry, and we’ll be here for you when you need us. We are committed to making sure you have peace of mind that you’ve made the right choice when you turn to Americord for all of your cord blood banking needs. We truly care about your family and your satisfaction will always be our number one concern. We’re proud to offer prices that are significantly lower than those of other cord tissue banking companies, and we have payment plans that make it easier for you to afford this simple step towards protecting the wellbeing of your loved ones.