Cord Blood is the blood collected from placenta, it is left over in the placenta and in the umbilical cord after the birth of the baby. In the past, cord blood is disposed along with the placenta as clinical waste. Thanks to the advancement of medical science and biotechnology, the medical value of cord blood is unveiled.
Cord blood is rich of Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs) which can differentiate into blood and immune system cells and have significant medical value. Up to 113 diseases such as cancers, blood-related, immunity and metabolic diseases can be treated by cord blood5,6.
Umbilical cord is the tube connecting the fetus and placenta. It contains rich sources of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) and able to differentiate into various tissues and organ cells, including cardiac, nerve, cartilage / bone, muscle and epithelial cells etc. Researches showed that MSCs can stimuate body's regeneration and the reaction of immune system It's a multi-potential cell.