Benefits of Cord Blood Banking

A Valuable Resource for Today and the Possibilities of Tomorrow

When you bank your baby’s stem cells you are safeguarding a wealth of current and potential therapies for your family, and protecting a valuable resource. As the science of stem cell therapies progresses, so do the possibilities.1

Powerful Lifesaving Treatments for Today

Powerful Lifesaving Treatments for Today

Your baby’s umbilical cord is a life-sustaining connection between you and your baby. Long after your baby is born, the power of that connection can play a role in healing. The stem cells found in cord blood have already been used in more than 35,000 transplants worldwide for therapies to treat the following diseases:4,17

  • thalassemias
    Blood disorders
  • sickle cell anemia disorders
    Bone marrow failure disorders
  • oncologic disorders
    Cancers
  • immune disorders
    Immune disorders
  • metabolic disorders
    Metabolic disorders
  • other disorders
    Other disorders
  • E-β+ thalassemia
  • E-βo thalassemia
  • HbSC disease
  • Sickle βo Thalassemia
  • Sickle-cell anemia
  • α-thalassemia major
  • β-thalassemia intermedia
  • β-thalassemia major
  • Amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
  • Autoimmune neutropenia (severe)
  • Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia
  • Congenital sideroblastic anemia
  • Cyclic neutropenia
  • Diamond-Blackfan anemia
  • Dyskeratosis congenita
  • Evans syndrome
  • Fanconi anemia
  • Glanzmann disease
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Kostmann syndrome
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Pancytopenia
  • Red cell aplasia
  • Refractory Anemia
  • Severe aplastic anemia
  • Severe neonatal thrombocytopenia
  • Shwachman Diamond syndrome
  • Thrombocytopenia with absent radius (TAR syndrome)
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CML)
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma (HL)
  • Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML)
  • Lymphomatoid granulomatosis
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL)
  • Adenosine deaminase deficiency
  • Ataxia telangiectasia
  • Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome
  • Chronic granulomatous disease
  • Complete DiGeorge syndrome
  • Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
  • IKK gamma deficiency
  • Immune dysregulation polyendocrineopathy
  • Juvenile xanthogranulomas
  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Leukocyte adhesion deficiency
  • Myelokathexis
  • Omenn syndrome
  • Reticular dysplasia
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)
  • Thymic dysplasia
  • Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
  • X-linked agammaglobulinemia
  • X-linked immunodeficiency
  • X-linked lymphoproliferative disease
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Alpha mannosidosis
  • Gaucher disease
  • Gunther disease
  • Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome
  • Hunter syndrome
  • Hurler-Scheie/Scheie syndromes
  • Hurler syndrome
  • Krabbe disease
  • Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome
  • Metachromatic leukodystrophy
  • Morquio Syndrome
  • Mucolipidosis Type II
  • Niemann Pick Syndrome type A/B
  • Sandhoff disease
  • Sanfilippo syndrome
  • Sly Syndrome
  • Tay-Sachs Disease
  • Osteopetrosis
  • Systemic mastocytosis

Research Aimed for a Brighter Tomorrow

Newborn stem cells are being studied for potential treatments in regenerative medicine for the following conditions:

  • Autism18

  • Diabetes20,21

  • Liver Disease23

  • Osteoarthritis81

  • Sports Injuries14

  • Spinal Cord Injury22

  • Cerebral Palsy24

  • Hearing Loss80

  • Stroke27

  • Retinal Repair34

  • Cartilage and Tendon Repair14

  • Congenital Heart Defects68,79

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis13

A Promise for the Future

Learn more about groundbreaking therapies being explored with the use of cord blood.

Related FAQs

  • What are newborn stem cells used for?

    Newborn stem cells from cord blood and tissue are currently used to treat nearly 80 diseases. Over 35,000 cord blood transplants have been performed worldwide to date. New research is looking at additional ways that stem cells can be used to regenerate or repair damaged cells to treat many common diseases. 1,4

  • How long can you store cord blood?

    One study looked at samples stored for over 20 years and found no difference in cell viability based on time in storage. 67 Currently, there is no known expiration date as long as samples are stored under proper conditions.

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