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Diseases Treated by Cord Blood

Cord blood stem cells are currently used to treat a number of different diseases. In addition, new cord blood transplant treatments are being discovered all the time. The research is going on worldwide; therefore, the field is always expanding. Cord blood banking is becoming increasingly important for the protection of your family. Below is a list of some of the diseases where cord blood stem cells may be used for treatment:

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Cerebral Palsy

Read an umbilical cord stem cell transplant case study about one of our clients who was treated for cerebral palsy.


  • Acute Leukemia
    • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
    • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
    • Acute Biphenotypic Leukemia
    • Acute Undifferentiated Leukemia
  • Chronic Leukemia

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Juvenile Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (JCML)

Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML)

Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Sometimes Called Pre-Leukemia

  • Refractory Anemia (RA)
  • Refractory Anemia with Ringed Sideroblasts (RARS)
  • Refractory Anemia with Excess Blasts (RAEB)
  • Refractory Anemia with Excess Blasts in Transformation (RAEB-T)
  • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia


  • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Inherited Red Cell (Erythrocyte) Abnormalities

  • Beta Thalassemia Major (also known as Cooley’s Anemia)
  • Blackfan-Diamond Anemia
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Sickle Cell Disease

Other Disorders Of Blood Cell Proliferation

  • Anemias
    • Severe Aplastic Anemia
    • Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anemia
    • Fanconi Anemia
    • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)
    • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Inherited Platelet Abnormalities
    • Amegakaryocytosis/Congenital Thrombocytopenia
    • Glanzmann Thrombasthenia
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
    • Acute Myelofibrosis
    • Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia (Myelofibrosis)
    • Polycythemia Vera
    • Essential Thrombocythemia
  • Inherited Immune Disorders – Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)
    • SCID with Adenosine Deaminase Deficiency (ADA-SCID)
    • SCID which is X-linked
    • SCID with absence of T & B Cells
    • SCID with absence of T Cells, Normal B Cells
    • Omenn Syndrome
  • Inherited Immune System Disorders – Neutropenias
    • Kostmann Syndrome
    • Myelkathexis
  • Inherited Immune Disorders – Others
    • Ataxia Telangiectasia
    • Bare Lymphocyte Syndrome
    • Common Variable Immunodeficiency
    • DiGeorge Syndrome
    • Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
    • Lymphoproliferative Disorders (LPD)
    • Lymphoproliferative Disorders, X-linked (Also known as Epstein-Barr Virus Susceptibility)
    • Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
  • Phagocyte Disorders
    • Chediak-Higashi Syndrome
    • Chronic Granulomatous Disease
    • Neutrophil Actin Deficiency
    • Reticular Dysgenesis

Bone Marrow Cancers

  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Plasma Cell Leukemia
  • Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia

Other Cancers

  • Neuroblastoma
  • Retinoblastoma

The treatments made possible with cord blood transplants may one day save your child’s life.

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