+ What is cord blood?
+ Why do we need
to have cord blood donated to
+ What are the advantages of
+ Why is cord blood important
for ethnic minorities?
there any unfavorable aspects of cord blood?
+ What is cord blood used
+ How long does cord blood remain viable?
What is cord blood used for?
Cord blood has been used in the treatment of more than 80 different diseases so far. The most common disease category has been leukemia. The next largest group is inherited diseases (of red blood cells, the immune system and certain metabolic abnormalities.) Patients with lymphoma, myelodysplasia and severe aplastic anemia have also been successfully transplanted with cord blood. [Click
here to see a list of diseases treated with cord blood from the
NYBC's National Cord Blood Program (PDF)]
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