Dr. Peyman Taeidi PHD Stem Cell Science Stemell Corporation
Umbilical cord stem cells are considered to be therapeutically useful for bone marrow related diseases and inborn errors of metabolism. One major application of these stem cells is the tissue engineering. Umbilical cord stem cells have extremely high cell division capability and are used to repair and renew damaged tissues. An umbilical cord blood transplant, like a bone marrow transplant (also called a BMT), takes the place of a patient's diseased cells with healthy cells. The umbilical cord is routinely thrown away after the baby is born—unless the parents are able to do something else.
There is no commercially viable source of live and functional umbilical cord stem cells from an FDA 361 registered tissue processor in the US. An umbilical cord bank that is releasing cells directly to a chiropractic office for use in medical treatments that don’t involve hematopoietic reconstitution in pediatric cancers is breaking the law. More recently, however, stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood (umbilical cord-derived stem cells, UCSCs) have been gaining attention as a useful alternative to BMSCs. Major Stem Cell Differences The first major difference between BMSCs and UCSCs, on a patient’s side at least, is the manner in which the cells are collected.
The contreversy will continue as new discoveries are being made almost daily. Some of the southern states in the United States of America are not inclined to utilyze cutting edge technology, while other states such as California, have a more aggressive view of stem cell uses.
States where stem cell therapy is use include California, Montana, Utah, Missouri, Texas, Minnesota, rhode island, delaware and Virginia.
Some people have refused to use any type of stem cell treatment. What would you do if you had to choose between a life saving treatment? Perhaps you could comment below or join our full discussion forum here.