Although MSCs and EpSCs can be obtained from other sources, there are many benefits of using these cells obtained from cord lining. Furthermore, other than Cordlife, all of the cord blood banks in Hong Kong only can only harvest MSCs from Wharton’s jelly. The table below illustrates some of the many benefits of stem cells obtained from cord lining compared to other sources.
|Parameter||Bone Marrow||Fat||Placenta||Umbilical Cord
|Ease of processing||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Age of stem cells||Adult||Adult||Mixed (comprise
cells from mother