Carolinas Cord Blood Bank

Uses of Cord Blood

infuse 1Umbilical cord blood cells have the ability to grow and develop into various types of cells throughout the body. They can be harvested after birth and stored for future transplantation in patients with many types of cancer and blood disorders, and increasingly, in other diseases as well.

For the past 20 years, unrelated donor cord blood has been used as an Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) source for all conditions transplanted with Bone Marrow or Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cell (PBPC). These include:

  • Hematological and Other Malignancies
  • Bone Marrow Failure Diseases
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Inherited Transfusion Dependent Anemias
  • Metabolic / Storage Diseases
  • Platelet Diseases
  • Red Blood Cell Diseases
  • Sickle Cell Disorders
  • Thalassemia Disorders
  • White Blood Cell Diseases