Cellular Therapy Process
About the Cellular Therapy Process
What is a Cell?
Cells are the building blocks of life; they are essential to every living organism. They are able to self-renew and replicate—with the ability to form every type of tissue or organ in the body. This is key to their function in regenerative medicine. The cellular therapy process includes using an individual’s own body to treat disease.
How are Cells Used?
Our clinics in the Unites States offer cellular therapys for many major pulmonary conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. The cells used by these clinics are autologous, which means they come from the patient’s own body. The cells are harvested from the patient’s own blood. Cells have the capacity to form many types of differentiated cells, so when the cells are returned to the patient, they will target the damaged tissue, which leads to improved lung function in patients with a chronic lung disease. This minimally invasive, outpatient stem cell procedure is changing lives by helping patients breathe easier.
The Cellular Therapy Process
Once the desired volume of cells are available, they are harvested from the patient’s own blood. The cells are then processed and returned to the patient intravenously. Once the cells are returned to the patient, they will begin to promote healing. Since cells can continually replicate, there is the possibility that healing can be promoted in the lungs.
Stem Cell Success Stories
A clinic headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the Lung Institute, has been performing cellular therapy for lung disease over the past two years. They make it their standard to provide the highest level of quality care with sensitivity, compassion and professionalism. Our website has cellular therapy patient testimonials where you can learn more about the individuals who have volunteered to share their stories.
One particular patient, Vicki B., has seen an expansive increase in her quality of life after treatment. “Since my treatment in May, I am able to do things again that I haven’t done in months. Walking, shopping and seeing my family are just some of the things that I can do now,” says Vickie.
If you would like to find out more about available treatment options from the Lung institute, please contact them today at [phone] to schedule a free consultation.