About Cellular Therapy
What Type of Cells Would Be Used?
While there are many options for the type of cells used in the science, the Lung Institute only treats with autologous cells. This means the cells are directly coming from a patient’s own body and are later infused back into the same patient. This decreases the possibility of rejection and eliminates any possible controversy associated with cells.
The Lung Institute offers cellular therapy: bone marrow cellular therapy and Blood-Derived cellular therapy. Depending on the nature of the patient’s condition and health history, the bone marrow therapy is always performed in conjunction with the blood-derived therapy. On the other hand, the blood-derived therapy can be performed on its own when needed. During these therapies, the adult cells go through a specific process to target the damaged tissue.
The Whole Process
The cells are extracted from the patient’s body blood depending on the case. The cells are isolated by a trained professional in a clinical setting. The cells are quickly returned to the patient either intravenously. Now, the cells will begin to promote the healing of lung tissue. With their ability to continually replicate, the lungs grow stronger, and patients are able to breathe easier and live better.