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 stem cells are 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 cord blood will be picked up by a certified international courier service and immediately taken to our processing facility, covered by transport insurance. There it will be checked and prepared for storage.