Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are stem cells?
Ans. Stem cells are the body's natural reservoir – replenishing stocks of specialized cells that have been used up or damaged. We all have stem cells at work inside us. Right now, inside your bone marrow, stem cells are busy making the 100,000 million new blood cells you need every single day!
We need to make new cells all the time, just to keep our body functioning. Some specialized cells, such as blood and muscle cells, are unable to make copies of themselves through cell division. Instead they are replenished from populations of stem cells.
Q. Which kinds of stem cells are used in Stem Cell Treatments?
The primary cells types leveraged for stem cell therapy at the Stem Cell are:
Mesenchymal Stem Cells – ideally suited for treating systemic autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. They also play a significant role in regenerating injured tissue.
Hematopoietic Stem Cells – best suited for tissue regeneration due to the synergistic effect of CD34+ cells' revascularization characteristics in concert with the tissue repairing function of the mesenchymal stem cells
T-regulatory cells – play a role in immune system modulation
Q. What diseases and conditions can be treated with stem cells?
The most well-established and widely used stem cell treatment is the transplantation of blood stem cells to treat diseases and conditions of the blood and immune system, or to restore the blood system after treatments for specific cancers. The US National Marrow Donor Program has a full list of diseases treatable by blood stem cell transplant. More than 26,000 patients are treated with blood stem cells in Europe each year.