What Is The Difference Between Cord Blood And Cord Blood Tissue Storage

Cord Blood Overview

  1. Umbilical + Placenta Cord Blood
  2. Hematopoietic (HSC) stem cells (develop into blood cells)
  3. Actively used now to treat over 80 diseases
  4. A proven method of curing blood diseases and immunodeficiencies

Cord Tissue Overview

  1. Tissue of the umbilical cord
  2. Mesenchymal (MSC) stem cells (can help heal tissue or organs)
  3. Many clinical trials undergoing (For future advancements in medicine)
  4. Holds great promise in treating numerous types of conditions, to heal bodily tissues and organs

Cord Blood benefits offered by USACordBank

Cost Effective – Umbilical Cord Blood is currently the safest, most plentiful, and least costly source of stem cells.

  1. Highly Recommended to Families with History of Certain Diseases – Specifically for families with a history of blood disorders and diseases that affect the immune system, Leukemia (ALL), Lymphoma, Sickle-Cell Anemia, and some Metabolic Disorders.
  2. Quickly accessible – The cord blood stem cells are readily available and a match can be obtained quickly. If needed it will not require any further testing since this was completed prior to storing them at our laboratory. With public cord banks it can take several weeks, months or even years to find compatible bone marrow or peripheral blood donors.

Cord Tissue benefits offered by USACordBank

Experts agree that best source of MSC cells are found in the cord tissue and this why the leading companies choose to store it for future advances in medicine.

  1. Our Doctors developed the process of stem cell isolation from cord tissue prior to cryopreserving. This method insures that the cord tissue is not simply frozen, making the longevity of this tissue uncertain. We developed the process to extract & isolate those specialized stem cells, derived only from cord tissue, and store them in vials to ensure longevity of the stem cells for future use.
  2. We are the only company to isolate and then bank the cord blood in 5 separate vials to further help prevent cross termination and cyropreserve the cord blood stem cells at the perfect constant temperature
USACordBank is 1 of 4 cord blood companies in the United States to be:
A) Qualified & Approved to store both cord blood & cord tissue stem cells
B) Considered to be a full service cord blood company for all FDA established cord blood functions ( Details )
USACordBank offers the worlds only Lab-Direct “Five Chances to Save a Life”, with our specialized StemSafe™ Multi-Use Storage System.
( Other companies only use 2 chamber bags. )
Would you prefer 5 Possible Future Treatments, above just two?

What can Cord Blood Stem Cells do?

Currently Treatable Diseases with umbilical & placenta cord blood stem cells.

Today, cord blood stem cells are used in the treatment of nearly 80 life-threatening diseases, including a wide range of cancers, genetic diseases, immune system deficiencies, and blood disorders (see list below). USACordBank is proud to play a key role in the success of umbilical cord blood transplants that help treat these life-threatening diseases. Over 30,000 transplants worldwide have been successfully performed.


  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Burkitt’s lymphoma
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
  • Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML)
  • Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Lymphomatoid granulomatosis
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
  • Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML)

Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes

  • Amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
  • Autoimmune neutropenia (severe)
  • Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia
  • Cyclic neutropenia
  • Diamond-Blackfan anemia
  • Evan’s syndrome
  • Fanconi anemia
  • Glanzmann’s disease
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Kostmann’s syndrome
  • Red cell aplasia
  • Schwachman syndrome
  • Severe aplastic anemia
  • Congenital sideroblastic anemia
  • Thrombocytopenia with absent radius (TAR syndrome)
  • Dyskeratosis congenita

Blood Disorders / Hemoglobinopathies

  • Sickle-cell anemia (hemoglobin SS)
  • HbSC disease
  • Sickle βo Thalassemia
  • α-thalassemia major (hydrops fetalis)
  • β-Thalassemia major (Cooley’s anemia)
  • β-thalassemia intermedia
  • E-βo thalassemia
  • E-β+ thalassemia

Metabolic Disorders

  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Gaucher’s disease (infantile)
  • Metachromatic leukodystrophy
  • Krabbe disease (globoid cell leukodystrophy)
  • Gunther disease
  • Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome
  • Hurler syndrome
  • Hurler-Scheie syndrome
  • Hunter syndrome
  • Sanfilippo syndrome
  • Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome
  • Mucolipidosis Type II, III
  • Alpha mannosidosis
  • Niemann Pick Syndrome, type A and B
  • Sandhoff Syndrome
  • Tay-Sachs Disease
  • Batten disease (inherited neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis)
  • Lesch-Nyhan disease


  • Ataxia telangiectasia
  • Chronic granulomatous disease
  • DiGeorge syndrome
  • IKK gamma deficiency
  • Immune dysregulation polyendocrineopathy X-linked
  • Mucolipidosis, Type II
  • Myelokathexis
  • X-linked immunodeficiency
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency
  • Adenosine deaminase deficiency
  • Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
  • X-linked agammaglobulinemia
  • X-linked lymphoproliferative disease
  • Omenn’s syndrome
  • Reticular dysplasia
  • Thymic dysplasia
  • Leukocyte adhesion deficiency


  • Osteoporosis

What can Cord Tissue Stem Cells do?

Treatments are becoming more available in many therapeutic areas including Alzheimer’s disease, lung injury, heart disease, and spinal cord injury. That is why parents, like you, are making the decision to store their baby’s cord blood and tissue. Research is finding them ideal for regenerative medicine. These stem cells have the ability to go directly to the site of an injury to promote healing. New applications for stem cells are being discovered every day and the potential for the treatment of many more diseases and disorders are steadily growing.

Clinical Trials with stem cells from Cord Tissue

  • Diagnosis Allogeneic
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Ataxia (Hereditary)
  • Autism
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Diabetes, Type 1
  • Graft-versus-Host Disease (GvHD)
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

For a complete List of visit ClinicalTrials.gov


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