Truths about the processing of the Umbilical Cord Tissue

If the case of the umbilical cord tissue, the quantity of stem cells is not a determining factor, since the length collected is variable and we can always multiply the cells in vitro. What is actually important is that the processing of the cord tissue commences as soon as possible after birth, which can be ensured with its immediate transportation to the laboratory.

The units are also examined for possible microbial contamination. If an infectious disease is detected in the blood of the mother the unit may not be suitable for storing (it depends on the specificity of the disease).