What’s the Difference?
The difference between the perinatal tissues lies in the stem cells retrieved from each. Cord blood is a rich source of hematopoietic stem cells, the building blocks of the blood and immune systems, which can treat over 80 conditions today. Cord tissue contains unique stem cells including endothelial, epithelial and mesenchymal stem cells, that are widely researched stem cells in the field of regenerative medicine. Placental tissue (amnion placental tissue) has an abundance of amnion derived mesenchymal stem cells, amniotic epithelial cells, chorion trophoblast stem cells (CTSCs), extracellular matrix proteins, growth factors and cytokines.