Cord Blood Stem Cells - Diseases Treated

Over 80 life-threatening diseases and disorders are currently being treated using stem cells from cord blood. Cord blood stem cells are a better alternative to bone marrow stem cells in transplants for many reasons. Some reasons include the low risk of graft vs host disease when using cord blood and the fact that cord blood does not require a perfect HLA-match. Here are some of the diseases and disorders stem cells from cord blood can be used in therapy to treat: Acute Leukemias Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) Acute Biphenotypic Leukemia Acute Undifferentiated Leukemia Chronic Leukemias Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Juvenile Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (JCML) Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) Myelodysplastic Syndromes 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 (CMML) Stem Cell Disorders Aplastic Anemia (Severe) Fanconi Anemia Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) Myeloproliferative Disorders Acute Myelofibrosis Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia (myelofibrosis) Polycythemia Vera Essential Thrombocythemia Lymphoproliferative Disorders Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Hodgkin's Disease Prolymphocytic Leukemia Phagocyte Disorders Chediak-Higashi Syndrome Chronic Granulomatous Disease Neutrophil Actin Deficiency Reticular Dysgenesis Liposomal Storage Diseases Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) Hurler's Syndrome (MPS-IH) Scheie Syndrome (MPS-IS) Hunter's Syndrome (MPS-II) Sanfilippo Syndrome (MPS-III) Morquio Syndrome (MPS-IV) Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome (MPS-VI) Sly Syndrome,Beta-Glucuronidase Deficiency (MPS-VII) Adrenoleukodystrophy Mucolipidosis II (I-cell Disease) Krabbe Disease Gaucher's Disease Niemann-Pick Disease Wolman Disease Metachromatic Leukodystrophy Histiocytic Disorders Familial Erythrophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Histiocytosis-X Hemophagocytosis Inherited Erythrocyte Abnormalities Beta Thalassemia Major Pure Red Cell Aplasia Sickle Cell Disease Congenital (Inherited) Immune System Disorders Ataxia-Telangiectasia Kostmann Syndrome Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency DiGeorge Syndrome Bare Lymphocyte Syndrome Omenn's Syndrome SCID Common Variable Immunodeficiency Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disorder Other Inherited Disorders Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome Cartilage-Hair Hypoplasia Glanzmann Thrombasthenia Osteopetrosis Inherited Platelet Abnormalities Amegakaryocytosis / Congenital Thrombocytopenia Plasma Cell Disorders Multiple Myeloma Plasma Cell Leukemia Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Other Malignancies Breast Cancer Ewing Sarcoma Neuroblastoma Renal Cell Carcinoma Disclaimer: AlphaCord does not endorse or make recommendations with respect to research, medications, or treatment. All information provided is for informational purposes only and does not replace professional medical advice.