Cord tissue refers to the umbilical cord itself, and cord tissue banking refers to the preservation of stem cells from cord tissue. Healthcord offers the option to bank both cord blood and cord tissue.

Cord tissue is the source of a different kind of stem cells known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). They have properties that are different from the hematopoetic stem cells isolated from cord blood and are being explored for their potential to treat diseases involving cartilage, muscle, bone and nerve cells.