Treatable Diseases with Stem Cells

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Adult or multipotent stem cells have been used to treat many different diseases, including these:

  • Chronic leukemias
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Stem cell disorders
  • Myeloproliferative disorders
  • Lymphoproliferative disorders
  • Phagocyte disorders
  • Liposomal storage disorders
  • Inherited erythrocyte abnormalities
  • Congenital immune system disorders
  • Inherited platelet abnormalities
  • Plasma cell disorders
  • Brain tumors
  • Breast cancer
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Ovarian and small-cell lung cancers
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Testicular cancer autoimmune diseases
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Strokes

Medical research is underway to find new uses for stem cells and their applications in healing other diseases.

Banking cord blood will ensure that your baby will have their own stem cells if a transplant or stem cell therapy is ever needed. However, with some childhood diseases, autologous transplants (transplants from the same individual receiving the cells) are not recommended by medical professionals.

 

Donating cord blood will allow your baby’s cord blood to be considered for anybody’s transplant needs across the country, particularly among those who cannot find a bone marrow match. Donation can make more research possible in order to find therapies for or even eradicate these deadly diseases.