Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Which Diseases Treated With Stem Cells:

Following list of some of the diseases that have been treated with cord blood and other sources of the same type of stem cell, like bone marrow. For hereditary genetic conditions, the child will not be able to use his or her own stem cells. A matched sibling's stem cells would be the first choice. Stem cell therapies continue to change and germinate quickly. If you have treatment questions, please consult your physician for the latest information.

Cancers

Acute Leukemia
Chronic Leukemia
High-Risk Solid Tumors
Hodgkin & Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Blood Disorders

Beta Thalassemia
Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
Fanconi Anemia
Severe Aplastic Anemia
Sickle Cell Disease

Immune Disorders

Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Hystiocytic Disorders
Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Diseases
Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

Metabolic Disorders

Krabbe Disease
Hurler Syndrome
Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
Sanfilippo Syndrome

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