Hematopoietic cells

Also called “hematopoietic stem cells” or HSCs, these are the stem cells that give rise to the other types of cells found in the blood and the immune system. HSCs have been well studied over 50 years and are routinely used to treat patients with disorders of the blood or immune system, including cancer. HSCs can be found in the bone marrow, in umbilical cord blood and in peripheral blood. Since HSCs are stem cells, they have the ability to reproduce themselves to great numbers (self-renew) and change into other types of cells.