What are umbilical cord blood stem cells?

 When you hear the term umbilical cord, most people instinctively think of a baby and a connection between a baby in the womb and its mother. Outside of the obvious advantages the umbilical cord brings to a baby throughout its development, most people do not realize what else the umbilical cord can be used for post birth. In this day and time, parents are given a choice to save blood from the umbilical cord and “bank it”, but do you know why? Do you understand the power of cord blood?

What a lot of people don’t realize is, the umbilical cord is very rich with stem cells and has become one of the most popular external sources for stem cells. For those parents who do not choose to save their umbilical cord blood (i.e. bank it), the umbilical cord and blood is considered medical waste and thus discarded after baby is born.

Many hospitals now offer parents an alternative to disposing their umbilical cord as medical waste. Healthy screened mothers can donate their umbilical cord, which contains blood and tissue. Umbilical cord blood stem cells reside in the umbilical cords and can be utilized to restore, regenerative and repair what might be lost in our bodies due to age, injury or disease. Umbilical cord blood is donated by pre-screened and tested healthy mothers and healthy babies located in the United States.

Human umbilical cord stem cells have an innate intelligence and activate the body’s own self-healing mechanisms. Come see what umbilical cord blood might be able to do for you!

For more information, please contact us and we would love to further educate you on our clinic and the therapies we offer here in Dripping Springs.

Breca Tracy, PhD
Director of Science & Operations
800 Hwy 290 W, Building F, Suite 200
Dripping Springs, TX 78620