Umbilical Cord Blood Mononuclear Cells (UCBMC)
Umbilical cord blood is blood that remains in the placenta and in the attached umbilical cord after childbirth. Cord blood is collected because it contains stem cells, which can be used to treat hematopoietic and genetic disorders. Studies have showed the use of human umbilical cord blood mononuclear progenitor cells (HUCBC) for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction. Human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells decrease fibrosis and increase cardiac function in cardiomyopathy.