Regenerative medicine harnesses the power of your body to restore and heal itself by helping it to create new cells to regenerate old tissues, assisting your body with healing, reducing inflammation, and repairing injuries.
Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Used in Stem Cell Therapy – What’s the Difference?
Although both umbilical cord blood and cord tissue contain stem cells that are used in stem cell therapy, the types of diseases they target are very different. Cord blood has been used in humans for more than 25 years to treat leukemia, lymphoma, anemia, and inherited metabolic disorders. The use of cord tissue-derived stem cells for regenerative medicine is a more recent development.
So what’s the difference between cord blood and cord tissue stem cells?
Blood harvested from umbilical cords contains Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) which make cells in the blood-red cells, white cells, and platelets. Besides the long used therapies mentioned above, clinical trials are currently underway for the potential treatment of other conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, diabetes, eczema, stroke and more.
The tissue of your baby’s umbilical cord is an abundant source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) which are different than the types of stem cells found in your baby’s cord blood. MSCs have the unique ability to rapidly divide, regenerate and differentiate themselves into a wide range of cell types. These powerful cells are showing great potential in clinical research for conditions affecting cartilage, muscle, and nerve cells.
The MSC stem cells found in cord tissue—also known as Wharton’s Jelly—are far more adaptable than cord blood. Unlike cord blood, cord tissue stem cells have the ability to help repair areas of damage or inflammation from trauma, disease, or dysfunction. A significant amount of research is underway to better understand how cord tissue stem cells could play a role in future therapies for:
Making a Difference
At PA Green Wellness clinics, we use a combination of strictly tested HCTP (human cell and tissue products), formulated to assist your body in its healing journey. Our products are derived from two different tissue sources: the Wharton’s Jelly layer of the umbilical cord and placental tissue. These tissue sources are uniquely able to help protect, cushion and support your body as well as assist in regeneration.
Our goal is to help you heal utilizing cutting edge therapies that don’t simply mask your pain but address the root cause. We work with each client to customize an individualized plan that will help you to achieve the most beneficial results.
Stop Waiting and Start Healing with Regenerative Medicine
Visit us online at PA Green Wellness and feel free to call 1-888-338-6001 and speak with one of our patient care representatives, who are happy to answer any of your questions.
We also invite you to join us at one of our free regenerative medicine seminars to learn more about how we can help you live your best life. You can find out when the next session is here.