What are Amniotic and Umbilical Cord Stem Cells?

Amniotic sac and Umbilical Cord stem cells come from a healthy live birth. Amniotic stem cells are collected from the amniotic sac during a scheduled C-section, from a healthy baby with donor approval from the mother. Amniotic stem cells are multi-potent, which means they have the potential to differentiate into several different kinds of cells in the body. Umbilical Cord blood stem cells are collected from the cord blood right after the birth of a healthy baby, also with the donor approval of the mother. Cord blood stem cells are biologically younger and are more flexible compared to adult stem cells.

How Are Amniotic and Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Used?

Stem cell therapy is a highly effective treatment in which stem cells are injected into an injured area. Stem cells are living cells that are responsible for rebuilding and regenerating the body. They are able to transform themselves into many different types of tissue and are therefore able to differentiate into ligaments, tendons, bone, nerve, and cartilage.

When an injury occurs, it is the stem cells that are released and summoned by the body to rebuild damaged muscle, joints or cartilage. By injecting these stem cells directly into the damaged area, the doctor is able to assist and accelerate the body’s natural healing process.