Current Cord Blood Treatable Diseases

Thirty years ago, cord blood stem cell transplants were considered experimental. Today they have become a standard of care for the treatment of more than 80 diseases. For some diseases, cord blood is deployed when all other therapies have failed. For others, cord blood/stem cell transplants are the only recognized therapies that provide curative treatment. Whether you are storing cord blood for your child’s sake or that of a family member, making this decision could be one of the most important things you can do to ensure health and longevity.

Below are the current diseases that are recognized as standard treatments in the United States:


Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
Acute Biphenotypic Leukemia
Acute Undifferentiated Leukemia
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
Juvenile Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (JCML)
Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML)

Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Refractory Anemia
Refractory Anemia with Ringed Sideroblasts (Sideroblastic anemia)
Refractory Anemia with Excess Blasts
Refractory Anemia with Excess Blasts in Transformation
Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML)


Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Burkitt's Lymphoma)

Blood Disorders

Anemias are deficiencies or malformations of red cells
Aplastic Anemia
Fanconi Anemia - (The first cord blood transplant in 1988 was for FA, an inherited disorder)
Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anemia
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)
Inherited Red Cell Abnormalities - Red cells contain hemoglobin and carry oxygen to the body
Sickle Cell Disease
Beta Thalassemia Major (aka Cooley's Anemia)
Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
Pure Red Cell Aplasia
Inherited Platelet Abnormalities - Platelets are blood cells needed for clotting
Amegakaryocytosis / Congenital Thrombocytopenia
Glanzmann Thrombasthenia
Inherited Immune System Disorders: Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
SCID with Adenosine Deaminase Deficiency (ADA-SCID)
SCID which is X-linked
SCID with absence of T & B Cells
SCID with absence of T Cells, Normal B Cells
Omenn Syndrome
Inherited Immune System Disorders: Neutropenias
Infantile Genetic Agranulocytosis (Kostmann Syndrome)
Inherited Immune System Disorders: Other
Bare Lymphocyte Syndrome
Common Variable Immunodeficiency
DiGeorge Syndrome
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis
Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorder, X-linked (Susceptibility to Epstein-Barr virus)
Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Acute Myelofibrosis
Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia (Myelofibrosis)
Polycythemia Vera
Essential Thrombocythemia
Phagocyte Disorders - These are immune system cells that engulf and kill foreign organisms
Chediak-Higashi Syndrome
Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Neutrophil Actin Deficiency
Reticular Dysgenesis
Bone Marrow Cancers
Multiple Myeloma
Plasma Cell Leukemia
Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia

Solid Tumor Cancers


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