Scientists have recognised the potential of stem cells and with advancements in regenerative medicine, scientists have been making attempts to its usage to individuals of all ages. Over 40,000 transplantations around the world have been performed to save thousands of lives. Stem cells obtained from cord blood are known to treat 80+ diseases and you’ll find an FDA-approved list of diseases treated by stem cells further in this article. Numerous life-threatening diseases such as sickle-cell anaemia and malignancies have been approved for stem cell treatment. Let us know more!


What Diseases can be Cured with Stem Cells?


The full list of FDA-approved cord blood treatments is as follows:


Category of Diseases Name of the Diseases
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Acute Biphenotypic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Acute Undifferentiated Leukemia
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Juvenile Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Refractory Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia with Excess Blasts
  • Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Solid Tumors/Malignancies
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anaemia
  • Aplastic Anaemia
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
Blood Disorders or Inherited Red Cell Abnormalities
  • Blackfan-DiamondAnaemia
  • Beta Thalassemia Major (Cooley’s Anaemia)
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Sickle Cell Disease
Inherited Platelet Abnormalities
  • Glanzmann Thrombasthenia
  • Congenital Thrombocytopenia
Inherited Immune Disorders or Immunodeficiencies
  • SCID (X-linked)
  • SCID with absence of normal B cells and T cells
  • Omenn Syndrome
  • Kostmann Syndrome
  • Bare Lymphocyte Syndrome
  • Ataxia-Telangiectasia
  • DiGeorge Syndrome
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency
  • Lymphoproliferative Disorders 
  • Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency 
  • Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
  • Acute Myelofibrosis
  • Myeloproliferative disorders
  • Polycythemia Vera
  • Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia
  • Essential Thrombocythemia
Phagocyte Disorders
  • Neutrophil Actin Deficiency
  • Chronic Granulomatous Disease
  • Chediak-Higashi Syndrome
  • Reticular Dysgenesis
Inherited Immune and Other System Disorders
  • Cartilage-Hair Hypoplasia
  • Pearson’s Syndrome
  • Gunther’s Disease
  • Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome
  • Systemic Mastocytosis
  • Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome
Bone Marrow Cancers or Malignancies
  • Plasma Cell Leukemia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
Inherited Metabolic Disorders
  • Hurler’s Syndrome
  • Mucopolysaccharidoses
  • Scheie Syndrome
  • Sanfilippo Syndrome
  • Hunter’s Syndrome
  • Morquio Syndrome
  • Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome
  • Sly Syndrome
  • Mucolipidosis II
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
  • Krabbe Disease
  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
  • Gaucher Disease
  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease
  • Sandhoff Disease
  • Niemann-Pick Disease
  • Tay-Sachs Disease
  • Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
  • Wolman Disease
  • Osteopetrosis


Statistics For Stem Cell Therapy


Parents seek safe and effective treatment methods when their loved ones, especially newborns or children who are affected with debilitating diseases or medical conditions. Readily accessible treatments for various rare diseases are possible through cord blood preservation. Diseases treated by stem cell therapy include blood cancers which are spine-chilling. You may often ponder how can stem cells cure diseases. In a simple explanation,  stem cells have the potential to develop into varied types of cells in the body including brain cells, body cells or muscle cells and act as a repair system.

You’ll be surprised to know its statistics and the possibilities of stem cell therapeutic medicines.

  1. According to facts and figures, every 4 minutes, there is a diagnosis of blood cancer in one person. 
  2. Also, it is known that someone dies from blood cancer every ten minutes. 
  3. As seen above in the chart, there are 80+ diseases that fall under the category of FDA-approved medical conditions possible to be treated with umbilical cord stem cells.  
  4. Evidence proves that one in three people may benefit from stem cell regenerative medicine therapy. 


How LifeCell Comes to Rescue?


We bring in good tidings from the medical field that more than 40 diseases including autism, spinal cord injury, diabetes type I and knee cartilage repair are under clinical trials for umbilical cord blood stem cell treatment. Let us have a glance at medical conditions that are under clinical trials for cord blood stem cell treatment. It highlights the greater possibilities of diseases treated by stem cell therapy.

Before referring to the chart below, we want to highlight autologous and allogeneic. Autologous eligibility means therapy or transplantations done with the stem cells of the donor itself and allogeneic eligibility means therapy or transplants done with the matching stem cells from other family members including siblings.

Current uses of stem cells to treat diseases and injuries which are under clinical trials:


Diseases or Rare Conditions Autologous Allogeneic
Cerebral Palsy
Crohn’s Disease
Congenital Heart Defects  
Acquired Hearing Loss  
Brain Injury
Cartilage Injury
Heart Disease
Cleft Palate Repair
Multiple Sclerosis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Spinal Cord Injury
Wound Healing
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)


It’s a lifetime comfort that you can attain access to your baby’s preserved umbilical stem cells at any time. A broad range of rare conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), related to brain development, makes parents worrisome. With LifeCell’s stem cell banking program, you can benefit from a secure and healthy family future. Preserving stem cells of a newborn is not only helpful for the child, moreover, it benefits the other members of your family as well as the community. Opt for the private or community stem cell banking program and keep your near and dear ones well protected from the misfortune of rare diseases.

You can get the know-how to further proceed for stem cell preservation through our website 

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