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What diseases is the umbilical cord of a newborn baby used to treat?
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Dr. James Cummings
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Blood cell disorders
It is the blood obtained from the cord, not the cord itself, that is being used to treat disease.
Early, primitive cells, called stem cells, are used to treat many disorders of the blood, including aplastic and other anemias, leukemias, certain immunologic diseases, and even some metabolic disorders. Ongoing research includes non-blood diseases, such as stroke, diabetes, and even heart attacks.

In brief: Blood cell disorders
It is the blood obtained from the cord, not the cord itself, that is being used to treat disease.
Early, primitive cells, called stem cells, are used to treat many disorders of the blood, including aplastic and other anemias, leukemias, certain immunologic diseases, and even some metabolic disorders. Ongoing research includes non-blood diseases, such as stroke, diabetes, and even heart attacks.
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