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Approved umbilical cord blood treatments and therapies


Cord blood stem cells are changing lives, creating happiness for parents and families around the world. Cord blood is being used to treat everything from immune and metabolic disorders to blood cancers, proving that cord blood transplants and therapies really do work. 

Here are just a few of the many conditions for which cord blood stem cell treatment is approved. You probably haven’t even heard of most of them, and we hope you never have to find out. But if your child or another close member of the family ever needs treatment for any of these, cord blood can help. And that’s the best possible reason why it’s wise to consider cord blood banking, collecting the umbilical cord blood when your child is born. 

Health problems treated by cord blood banking – Immune disorders 

These are the Immune Disorders treated by cord blood: 

  • Cartilage-Hair Hypoplasia
  • Gunther’s Disease, also called Erythropoietic Porphyria
  • Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome
  • Pearson’s Syndrome
  • Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome
  • Systemic Mastocytosis

Myelodyplastic Syndromes treated using cord blood

  • Refractory Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia with Ringed Sideroblasts
  • Refractory Anemia with Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia with Excess Blasts in Transformation

Disorders of the blood 

  • Anemias including Aplastic Anemia, Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anemia, Fanconi Anemia, and Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Inherited Red Cell Abnormalities including Beta Thalassemia Major (also called Cooley’s Anemia), Diamond-Blackfan Anemia, Pure Red Cell Aplasia and Sickle Cell Disease
  • The inherited Platelet Anomalies Amegakaryocytosis or Congenital Thrombocytopenia and Glanzmann Thrombasthenia
  • Immune System Disorders or SCID, including SCID with Adenosine Deaminase Deficiency, X-Linked SCID, SCID with no T & B Cells, SCID without T Cells, Normal B Cells, and Omenn Syndrome
  • Immune System Disorders: Neutropenias like Infantile Genetic Agranulocytosis (Kostmann Syndrome) and Myelokathexis
  • Inherited Immune System Disorders like Ataxia-Telangiectasia, Bare Lymphocyte Syndrome, Common Variable Immunodeficiency, DiGeorge Syndrome, Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency, Lymphoproliferative Disorders, Lymphoproliferative Disorder, X-linked (also called Epstein-Barr Virus Susceptibility) and Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders including Acute Myelofibrosis, Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia, Polycythemia Vera, and Essential Thrombocythemia
  • Phagocyte Disorders like Chediak-Higashi Syndrome, Chronic Granulomatous Disease, Neutrophil Actin Deficiency and Reticular Dysgenesis
  • Cancers of the Bone Marrow, including Multiple Myeloma, Primary Plasma Cell Leukemia, Secondary Plasma Cell Leukemia and Waldenstrom’s MacroglobulinemiaI

Using umbilical blood to treat Metabolic Disorders

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis Storage Diseases
  • Hurler Syndrome
  • Scheie Syndrome 
  • Hunter Syndrome
  • Sanfilipp Syndrome 
  • Morqui Syndrome 
  • Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome 
  • Sly Syndrome
  • Beta-Glucuronidase Deficiency
  • Mucolipidosis II 
  • Leukodystrophy Disorders
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy and Adrenomyeloneuropathy 
  • Krabbe Disease, also called Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy
  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease
  • Lysosomal Storage Diseases
  • Niemann-Pick Disease
  • Sandhoff Disease
  • Wolman Disease

Treating Inherited Disorders with stem cells 

  • Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
  • Osteopetrosis

Cancers that can be treated with cord blood  

  • Neuroblastoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • A long list of different Leukemias including Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia

Lymphomas treated using stored cord blood

  • Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Your family’s natural health insurance 

As you can see, umbilical cord blood banking gives medical experts more power to help heal all sorts of diseases and conditions, both in the child whose cord blood you stored and other close family members. Would you like to help secure your family’s future health with proven stem cell treatments? Let’s talk. 


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