The use of cord blood stem cells for medical purposes has shown promising results, both for transplant medicine and regenerative medicine. Most common is the use of cord blood in transplant medicine, such as treatment of leukemia and other serious blood diseases. For most conditions in which a bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplant is a treatment option, a cord blood transplant is also a viable alternative. As such, umbilical cord blood is now one of three sources for the blood-forming cells used in transplants.
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