The umbilical cord is the connecting cord from the developing embryo or fetus to the placenta which allows blood to carry oxygen and nutrition to the baby in the womb. After the baby is delivered, the umbilical cord is cut and normally discarded with the placenta as medical waste until researchers became aware of its medical potential.
What is Umbilical Cord
Benefits of Banking Umbilical Cord Lining?
Other than containing cord blood, umbilical cord is composed of Wharton's jelly, umbilical arteries and an umbilical vein. These components are protected by a sheet-like membrane know as cord lining. While Wharton's jelly contains one type of stem cell Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), cord lining contains two important types of stem cells including MSCs and Epithelial Stem Cells (EpSCs).
Why Bank Cord Lining
Safe, Quick and Painless Collection
After your baby's cord lining is collected, it is sent to Cordlife's laboratory for processing and cyropreservation. Prior to umbilical cord lining processing,the identity of the umbilical cord lining collected is verified by our laboratory technologist to ensure that the unit belongs to the right client.
Collection and Processing of Cord Lining