The umbilical cord connects the foetus to the womb during pregnancy and is the essential conduit between mother and child. It is through the umbilical cord that nutrients and other factors flow to nourish the growing foetus.

The umbilical cord is also a rich source of stem cells. Stem cells are basic cells that can morph into a variety of specialised cells. For example, cord blood stem cells (also called haematopoietic stem cells) can morph into red blood cells as well as white blood cells.

  Cord blood stem cells Differentiated into other blood cells (Source: NIH)

Cord blood stem cells Differentiated into other blood cells (Source: NIH)

 

You have banked Cord Lining Stem Cells and these come from the outer amniotic lining (also called the cord lining) of the umbilical cord. This umbilical cord lining is currently the largest known reservoir of stem cells in human beings, and is truly Nature’s Gift to all of us.

  Cross Section of Human Umbilical Cord

Cross Section of Human Umbilical Cord