Current Uses of Stem Cells

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Haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) treat over 80 blood related diseases by means of a stem cell transplant to replace damaged or diseased bone marrow. Stem cell transplants have been successfully performed for many decades.

Stem cell transplants can be performed with cord blood stem cells or stem cells collected from adult bone marrow or blood. These transplants are part of standard treatment, or as additional treatment, for the following disorders:

Blood Cancers

Leukaemias, Lymphomas, Myeloproliferative disorders, Multiple myeloma.

Childhood Cancers

Nephroblastoma, Neuroblastoma, Retinoblastoma as part of the treatment.


Sickle Cell Anaemia, Thalassaemia, Aplastic Anaemia, Fanconi's Anaemia.

Inherited Immune System Disorders

For example, Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Inherited Metabolic Disorders

For example, Tay-Sachs, Gaucher's disease etc.