Stem cells are considered some of the most valuable cells within the human body. Once born, it becomes increasingly difficult to gather stem cells. That’s why processing stem cells from the umbilical cord is a life-changing option for parents around the globe to consider.
Biovault offer cord blood and tissue processing which can be used in the later stages of life to treat a number of life-threatening diseases. Want to know more about the various diseases that can be treated stem cells? Let’s take a look!
Autoimmune Disorders Treated by Stem Cells
Stem cells have the ability to modulate the immune system, helping to shut down the pathological responses which attack the human body in someone whose own cells attack them when having an autoimmune disease. They also have the ability to heal damaged tissues and produce anti-inflammatory agents.
Just some of the autoimmune diseases that can be treated by cord blood include Cartilage-Hair Hypoplasia, Gunther’s Disease, Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome and many more. Read more about the specific types of autoimmune diseases that cord blood and tissue processing can help to treat on the BioVault blog today.
Blood Cancer Treatment with Stem Cells
Other diseases that can be cured with stem cells include certain types of blood cancers. During the treatment for blood cancer, high doses of chemotherapy destroy cancer cells, as well as healthy cells and bone marrow in the body.
Stem cells can restore the bone marrow’s ability to produce healthy blood cells, while also sometimes curing the cancer altogether by stem cell transplant. These stem cells also help to rebuild the patient’s immune system in the process. Just some of the blood cancers that can be treated by stem cells include Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma.
Stem cells taken from the cord blood at birth can also be used to treat a variety of blood disorders in children, adolescents and adults in the same way. Just some of the blood diseases that can be treated by stem cells include Sickle Cell Disease, Aplastic Anaemia and Fanconi Anaemia.
Stem Cells Ability To Treat Metabolic Disorders
Another potential use for stem cells includes treatment for metabolic disorders. As stem cells can be grown into various other tissue types including bone and muscle, they can therefore be used to treat a variety of obesity-induced metabolic disorders like diabetes and insulin resistance. A successful stem cell transplant may also be effective at slowing the progression of metabolic diseases, with the potential to cure certain disorders such as Krabbe’s Disease and Hurler Syndrome.
The Treatment of Solid Tumours
Another disease that stem cells can be used to treat is solid tumours. A stem cell transplant is used alongside other forms of treatment such as chemotherapy. This helps to restore the bone marrow’s ability to produce blood cells and produce a normal blood count – all helping to restore the patient’s immune system.
Neuroblastoma is the main type of solid tumour that this type of treatment may be used for. Find out more about how stem cells can be used to treat other tumours on Biovault’s blog.
Discover More About What Stem Cells Can Cure
There are an ever-growing number of diseases and disorders that can be treated with stem cells. Schedule a call with us today to find out more about the benefits of banking your baby’s life-giving cord blood.