For everyone other than pregnant moms, the Zika virus poses only a small risk. It’s a much more serious situation for expecting moms, regardless of which trimester they are in. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. When it comes to preserving cord blood during the time that people are worried about Zika spreading, Cryo-Cell International has taken extensive precautions to ensure safe storage of all units.
Stem cells derived from cord tissue are increasingly being utilized in regenerative medicine for a wide range of conditions. The latest research points to the critical importance of storing the cord tissue pieces rather than enzymatic digestion before cryopreservation to maximize the likelihood of use.