Why store cord blood?

Everyone naturally hopes to stay healthy into old age, thus eliminating the need for the treatment of serious diseases. However, in reality, things often look different. An extract from the medical journal “The Lancet” underlines the sense of making use of the one-off opportunity to extract stem cells from cord blood even today: it states that more than 7000 transplantations with stem cells extracted from cord blood have taken place throughout the world since 1989. Research results from recent years have shown that adult stem cells are suitable for a very wide variety of applications.

We hope you never need it, but in case….. it is a safe idea….

Below is a list of examples of cord blood use in various hematopoetic and other clinical indications as of today.

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Chronic Leukemia
  • Refractory Anemia
  • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Beta Thalassemia
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Severe Aplastic Anemia
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Congenital Thrombocytopenia
  • Acute Myelofibrosis
  • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)
  • Neutropenias
  • Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
  • Chronic Granulomatous Disease
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Plasma Cell Leukemia
  • Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Storage Diseases
  • Leukodystrophy Disorders
  • Lysosomal Storage Diseases

 

This list contains samples from cord blood as well as bone marrow from autologous and allogeneic sources. Please note that with cord blood an autologous transplant is not always possible, but also siblings could benefit in certain cases. Please consult your doctor.

Download a list of examples of cord blood use in various clinical indications in clinics around the globe starting from 1998 (PDF document).

 

This list only contains published cases and many cases have never been published.

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