Treatable diseases

Diseases treated with cord blood

Stem cells represent a new era in medicine, thanks to their uncanny ability to regenerate themselves into cells that form all other tissues and organs found in our bodies. In this sense, they truly do rank as the body’s “master cells.” Even though cord blood stem cells are routinely used in fighting dozens of diseases, researchers see more potential on the horizon. They believe heart disease, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, spinal cord injuries and more can be treated and potentially cured using stem cells.

Below is a list of diseases that have been cured or treated using cord blood stem cells:


Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Burkitt’s Lymphoma
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Hodgkin’s Disease (Lymphoma)
Juvenile Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Juvenile Myelo-Monocytic Leukemia
Lymphoma (type not specified)
Multiple Myeloma
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Metabolic Disease/Disorder

Alpha-Mannosidosis (a-Mannosidosis)
Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia
Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria
Dyskeratosis Congenita
Gaucher Disease
Hurler Disease
Hurler-Scheie Disease
I-cell Disease
Infantile Ceroid Lipofucoscinosis
Krabbe Disease
Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome
Morquio Syndrome
Sanfilippo Disease
Sanhoff Diease
Tay Sach Disease
Wolman Disease

Blood Cell Defect

Chediak-Higashi Syndrome
Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Congenital Neutropenia
Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
Familial Erythrophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis
Fanconi Anemia
Glanzmann Thrombasthenia
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis
Kostmann Syndrome
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Lymphocyte Adhesion Disease
Lymphoproliferative Syndrome
Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
Myelodysplastic syndrome
Neutrophil Diseases
Nezelof Syndrome
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
Platelet Diseases
Severe Aplastic Anemia
Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome
Sickle Cell Disease
Sideroblastic Anemia
Thalassemia (b Thalassemia)
X-linked HyperIgM Syndrome
X-linked Lymphoproliferative Disease

Immune Deficiency/Disorder

DiGeorge Syndrome
Griscelli Syndrome
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Omenn Syndrome
Reticular Dysgenesis
Severe Combined Immune Deficiency
(and related diseases)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome