In contrast to the blood in the umbilical cord, the umbilical cord itself primarily contains tissue stem cells, called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). These cells are primarily found in the so-called Wharton’s Jelly – a rich source of stem cells.
Umbilical cord tissue is collected at the moment the umbilical cord between the mother and child is cut. The collection is easy, over in a few minutes and completely harmless to both the mother and child. It does not affect natural sequences of a birth at all and in contrast to the collection of adult stem cells, no invasive procedure is needed.
Soon after, the collected sample will be picked up by a certified international courier service and immediately taken to our processing facility. There it will be checked and prepared for storage.