An Introduction to the Function of Cells

Cells are the building blocks of life; they are an essential part of every living organism. They are able to self-renew and replicate—capable of forming any type of tissue or organ in the body. Uniquely, adult cells from one organ are able to create tissue for another organ; this is called plasticity.

Why We Choose Cells to Treat Lung Disease

Adult cells are able to be transferred into any single organ in the body since cells have the capacity to develop many diverse types of differentiated cells. Since they have the ability to self-renew indefinitely, they have the capability to divide many times and specialize to promote the healing of organs while still sustaining the original undifferentiated cell.

What is a Lung Disease Cellular Treatment Option?

While there are a significantly large number of cells in the world, the Lung Institute only works with adult autologous cells. This means the cells used are coming directly from an adult patient’s own body. This decreases the possibility of rejection and eliminates any possible controversy associated with cells.

The Lung Institute performs two lung disease treatments: bone marrow cellular therapys and venous (blood-derived) cellular therapys. The type of procedure is dependent on the patient and their medical needs. During these lung disease treatments, the cells go through a specific process in order to be ready for helping people breathe better.

Lung Disease Treatment Option

At this point, the cells are extracted from the patient’s body either through bone marrow or blood. The cells are then isolated by a trained professional. Almost immediately, the cells are returned to the patient intravenously. Once the cells are returned to the patient, they 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. The hope is not to cure lung disease, but to improve a patient’s quality of life.

If you or a loved one want to learn more about how lung disease cellular therapy can be used to combat your lung disease, contact us or call us at 888-745-6697.


* 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.