A Study to Evaluate Umbilical Cord Tissue as a Source of Therapeutic Cells


About this study

The purpose of this study is to create a protocol that can be used for collecting and studying umbilical cord tissue cells from healthy donors, and using these cells and their derivatives in clinical trials.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 18 years.
  • In the second or third trimester of  healthy pregnancy
  • Must meet all tissue donor eligibility criteria (as defined by 21CFR1271).
  • Full understanding of the requirements of the study and willingness to comply.
  • Can provide written informed consent and complete HIPAA documentation after the nature of the study is fully explained and prior to any study-related procedure.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Abnormal pregnancy that my include:
    • Birth defects of the fetus;
    • Maternal complications with the placenta or umbilical cord anatomy;
    • Any complications during the birthing process;
    • History of malignancy or transplant;
    • Any long term use of steroids;
    • Autoimmune disorders;
    • Any chronic infections (i.e., HIV, MRSA, VRE, Hepatitis, TB, etc.);
    • Any other significant medical history that in the opinion of the PI would deem the donor ineligible.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Allan Dietz, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Sarah Wolhart R.N.

(507) 284-5985


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