Main sources are:

  • umbilical cord blood,
  • adult peripheral (venous) blood and
  • bone marrow.


Main sources are:

  • Wharton’s jelly of umbilical cord
  • the pulp of the new teeth and

  • bone marrow
  • To make a gift of life to myself and my family, at a low cost, as it lasts at least 20 years.
  • To create a stock of healthy cells, both for myself and for my histocompatible family members.
  • To guaranty a hope of possible supportive medication in the future, if ever needed.
  • To store cells that are 100% histocompatible with me.
  • To store cells that are highly histocompatible with my family members.
  • To ensure a reduced chance of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) even if the cells are administered to a non-completely histocompatible donor.
  • To provide for short-term and medium-term new therapeutic applications.
  • I not the opportunity to offer life to myself and my family unexploited.

Since 1988, umbilical cord blood has been used to treat serious diseases. However, stem cell research is such that the number of diseases and injuries that can be treated with their use is constantly increasing.

Leukemias, lymphomas and other hematopoietic malignancies

  • Acute diphenotypic leukemia

  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia

  • Acute marrow leukemia

  • Acute undifferentiated leukemia

  • T leukemia/addult lymphoma
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Juvenile chronic myelogenous leukemia

  • Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia

  • Multiple myeloma
  • Acute NK cell leukemia

  • Pellocytic leukemia

  • Waldenström macroglobulinemia

Other malignancies

  • Brain tumors
  • Ewing Sarcoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Microcellular carcinoma of the lung
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Bone marrow disturbances
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Histiocytic disorders

  • Myelodysplastic / Myeloproliferative disorders

  • Metabolic dissorders
  • Immunological dissorders

Clinical applications of stem cells under research

  • Brain lesions
  • Central paralysis
  • Diabetes melitus type 1
  • Cardiopathies


Source: Umbilical Cord Blood Donor Foundation,
USA, www.cordblooddonor.org