Cellular Therapy Basics

All You Need to Know About Cells

The Cellular Therapy Process

The cells are harvested from the patient’s own blood . They are separated and returned to the patient intravenously. Once the cells are returned to the patient, they may begin to promote healing.

Pulmonary Trap: How do Cells Target the Lungs?

When something, such as medication, blood, or cells, is introduced to your body through an IV, it goes directly to the right side of the heart. Within a heartbeat or two, it is pushed straight to the lungs. Then your blood distributes the item throughout the body. However, this process changes a little when it comes to cells. During studies conducted for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers found that cells go through this process but get trapped when they arrive in the lungs. This is commonly called the pulmonary trap, and although it may not be good news for someone who wishes to see those cells move throughout the body, it’s a happy occurrence for those looking to slow down the progression of a chronic lung disease.

If you would like to find out more about your options and to see if you qualify, contact our patient coordinators today at 888-745-6697 to schedule a free consultation.

* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.

Each patient is different. Results may vary.