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  • HSCs
  • Haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) can make every type of cell in the blood - red cells, white cells and platelets. (stemcellcordblood.net)
  • Scientists believe this is the main reason that treating adult patients with cord blood is so difficult: adults are larger and need more HSCs than children. (stemcellcordblood.net)
  • The cord blood is transplanted into the patient, where the HSCs can make new, healthy blood cells to replace those damaged by the patient's disease or by a medical treatment such as chemotherapy for cancer. (stemcellcordblood.net)
  • Much research is focused on trying to increase the number of HSCs that can be obtained from one cord blood sample by growing and multiplying the cells in the laboratory. (stemcellcordblood.net)
  • genetic
  • In instances where a child may have a blood disorder, it's highly possible that their own cord may not be useful because of the genetic predisposition to the disorder. (dailystrength.org)
  • There are particular issues like ethics, racial groups, household history of genetic problems, and others that dominate the decision for Cord Blood Banking storage. (blogspot.com)
  • cancers
  • So far, doctors have found the most promise in cord blood for conditions such as blood cancers, leukemia and sickle-cell anemia. (time.com)
  • This approach is being studied in clinical trials for the treatment of several types of cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other cancers of the blood. (stemcellcordblood.net)
  • disorders
  • How I interpret this is if there exists a family history of certain immune deficiencies, leukemias, lymphomas, aplastic anemia, or other rare disorders potentially identified as possibly benefitting from this procedure, there may be a benefit of cord blood storage and if the family can afford to do so, I recommend it. (dailystrength.org)
  • In the case of leukemia or other blood disorders, a child can use either their own cord blood or their sibling's for treatment. (stemcellcordblood.net)
  • Though uses of cord blood beyond blood and immunological disorders is speculative, some research has been done in other areas. (stemcellcordblood.net)