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Treatment and Research

Current Treatments

Cord blood stem cell transplants have already changed—and saved—thousands of lives around the world. They may be used to treat more than 80 life-threatening diseases, including a wide range of cancers, anemias, inherited metabolic disorders and inherited immune system deficiencies.10 Cord blood stem cells have been used in more than 30,000 transplants worldwide to date.7 Below are just a few of the diseases and conditions that have been treated with cord blood stem cells.

Blood disorders

  • beta thalassemia major
  • sickle cell disease
  • aplastic anemia
  • Fanconi anemia
  • pure red cell aplasia
  • amegakaryocytosis/congenital thrombocytopenia
  • mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS)
  • Hurler’s syndrome (MPS-IH)
  • Sanfilippo syndrome (MPS-III)
  • Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome (MPS-VI)
  • adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Krabbe disease
  • Niemann-Pick disease
  • metachromatic leukodystrophy
  • Scheie syndrome(MPS-IS)
  • Hunter’s syndrome(MPS-II)
  • Morquio syndrome(MPS-IV)
  • Sly syndrome, beta-glucuronidase deficiency (MPS-VII)
  • mucolipidosis II (I-cell disease)
  • Gaucher’s disease
  • Wolman disease
  • acute lymphoblastic leukemia(ALL)
  • acute myelogenous leukemia(AML)
  • chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
  • chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
  • juvenile chronic myelogenous leukemia (JCML)
  • juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML)
  • breast cancer
  • Ewing’s sarcoma
  • retinoblastoma
  • neuroblastoma
  • ataxia-telangiectasia
  • Kostmann syndrome
  • leukocyte adhesion deficiency
  • DiGeorge syndrome
  • bare lymphocyte syndrome
  • Omenn syndrome
  • severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)
  • adenosinedeaminase (ADA) deficient SCID
  • common variable immunodeficiency
  • Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
  • X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome
Metabolic disorders affect body processes that are used to make energy from food.
Leukemia is a type of cancer causing blood cells to grow out of control. Acute forms of the disease develop quickly, within days or months. Chronic forms of the disease can take years or months to develop.
Immune system disorders make it difficult for the body to fight off infections.