Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

A 4-year-old boy was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, where the likelihood of death is considered 'very high.' The pediatric oncologist treating the boy learned that his mother was pregnant and suggested collecting the sibling’s cord blood.

The parents agreed, and upon testing the newborn’s cord blood, they discovered that the stem cells were a perfect match. The physician performed the transplant after processing the collected cord blood stem cells for transplantation. As expected, the sick child began healing shortly after receiving the stem cells, and two years after his transplant, the young boy was considered cured. Today, his cancer is in complete remission.