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What do umbilical cord stem cells treat?

70% of parents who preserve umbilical cord blood also preserve umbilical cord stem cells. It is in this tissue that nature contains special mesenchymal stem cells, which are already used in the treatment of heart diseases, for growing new vessels, skin, repair the liver and brain.

The benefits of umbilical cord stem cells:

  • Accessibility, ethics and ease of collection
    The umbilical cord is taken after cutting the umbilical cord, without physical contact with the baby and his mother
  • Multipotency
    From the umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells, scientists have already learned how to obtain cells of liver (hepatocytes), myocardium (cardiomyocytes), muscles (myocytes), skin (epithelial cells), supporting cells of the nervous system (neuroglia)
  • Low immunogenicity
    Do not cause rejection, which allows the use of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells also for relatives
  • Immunosuppressive effect
    Able to inhibit autoimmune inflammation, therefore, are a new generation of drugs in the treatment of diseases caused by autoimmune aggression (type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Stimulation of engraftment
    When transplanting hematopoietic stem cells of the bone marrow and cord blood.

Use of umbilical cord stem cells

  • Therapy of autoimmune diseases:
    • systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic scleroderma, vasculitis
    • rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stimulation of engraftment of hematopoietic stem cells of cord blood and bone marrow in the treatment of:
    • leukemia
    • cancer
    • aplastic anemia
  • Treatment of organ transplant rejection:
    • Kidney
    • Liver
    • Bone marrow
    • Cord blood
  • Treatment of cardiovascular diseases:
    • coronary heart disease
    • cardiomyopathy
    • Buerger’s disease
    • arrhythmias
    • myocardial infarction
  • Treatment of liver cirrhosis of various origins
  • Treatment of the musculoskeletal system diseases:
    • fractures
    • sports injuries
    • genetic bone diseases
    • osteoarthritis
  • Treatment of diseases of the nervous system:
    • paralysis
    • stroke
  • Diabetes mellitustreatment
  • In dentistry:
    • for bone grafting before installing implants
  • Bioengineering of tissues and organs:
    • creation of individual bioprostheses

The successes of the umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells application:

  • About 2,000 patients with Crohn’s disease have been successfully treated in the world – reduction of inflammation, pain, diarrhea, ulcers improving healing have been achived
  • The results of treatment of 172 patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis, who are not amenable to treatment with conventional means, have shown the effectiveness of the use of mesenchymal umbilical cord stem cells
  • Intracoronary introduction of umbilical cord stem cells at systolic heart failure increases the left ventricular ejection fraction and the distance that the patient is able to walk without dyspnea
  • The results of treatment of 50 patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis showed, that transplantation of umbilical cord stem cells in the liver tissue leads to a decrease in edema and an increase in the protein-producing function of the liver
  • With intravenous injection, the umbilical cord stem cells accumulate in the tissue of the affected joints, restoring function
  • Transplantation of umbilical cord stem cells at type 2 diabetes has made it possible to cancel insulin injections in half of patients for a period of 2 to 4 years

Science is developing rapidly, and, in addition to well-known cell populations, the discovery of new ones is possible, respectively, there will be even more possibilities for their therapeutic use.

Having stored the umbilical cord in the Cryobank, you will provide your child with a unique “medicine” for many years, presented to him by nature itself.