Stem cells are already used in routine treatments for a wide variety of medical concerns in humans including leukaemia, lymphomas, sports injury repair, wound healing, blood disorders, rhytid treatment (wrinkles) and corneal (eye) repair.
There are global projects investigating everything from degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and heart disease, through to physically debilitating diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and spinal cord injuries.
Investigation into various cancers, diabetes and HIV continues using stem cells as a major research tool.
Bone marrow contains blood stem cells and bone marrow transplantation to treat serious blood disorders such as leukaemia has been an example of a successful type of 'stem cell therapy'. Umbilical cord blood and cord tissue is another example of utilising a type of stem cell for therapy and is starting to be used in therapy for blood disorders and degenerative diseases.
Adult stem cells are used in a multitude of research projects and are leading to great advances and paving the way for use in clinical settings. Recently specific tissue has been grown from a patient's own stem cells and transplanted back to them in order to regenerate a damaged windpipe and effectively treat chronic bronchitis.
With Oristem®, using one's own stem cells could negate the need for finding a donor match when often one cannot be found. In addition, your own stem cells will be used for your own personal use and consequently there will be no need for anti-rejection medication. This is known as autologous therapy.
The future for adult stem cells is positive and the time to store them is now.
Please click on the link below to see a list of diseases treated using stem cells.
Stem cells are the building blocks of the human body, creating tissues and organs when the body grows.
With Oristem®, quick and effective access to stored samples will add to the effectiveness of therapies.