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Often referred to as “the body’s repair kit”, stem cells are powerful cells that reduce inflammation, modulate the immune system, stimulate regeneration and reduce scarring. Stem cell therapy involves taking stem cells and infusing them into an injured area, signaling the body to start repairing the damage. The mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can either come from the patient (autologous, or self-derived) or from a donor (allogenic). The treatments are recognized worldwide as one of the latest innovations in tissue regeneration. 

Physicians in the United States have been using stem cell-rich cord blood infusion treatments for about forty years. Members of the National Institute of Health (NIH) stated in 2003 that they see no cases of cancer or other health threats arising from stem cell therapy. Researchers at Steenblock Research Institute have yet to encounter a single instance of rejection in patients who have received pure umbilical cord stem cells. This suggests the umbilical cord stem cell therapy is safe. 

The donors go through a very thorough vetting process. The initial intake form screens donors’ medical and genetic history. Only the best donors are selected to move forward. During the pregnancy, blood samples are taken from the mother to ensure there are no communicable diseases. After labor in the delivery room, a blood sample of the donated umbilical cord tissue is taken to test for illegal drug consumption, viruses, infectious disease, and genetic defects. 

After the umbilical cord tissue is tested and approved at the hospital, it goes through one more testing step before being sent to the lab. During the final testing phase, the tissue is analyzed to rule out bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Finally, the umbilical cord tissue is received at the lab for cell selection and expansion. 

Patients tend to see improvements in the first three or four months after stem cell therapy. There are many reports of benefits within 48 hours of the treatment. There are some cases where improvements may happen later, six to 12 months down the road, at a more gradual rate depending on the seriousness of the injury, disease, or aging-related condition. 

Stemwell only uses ethically derived allogenic (from a donor) umbilical cord stem cells. We do not use embryonic stem cells from a human embryo. Depending on the protocol, there are times the doctor will use autologous (from the patient) bone marrow stem cells in combination with allogenic (from a donor) umbilical cord stem cells.

Stem cell treatments provide an all-natural, minimally invasive, no cuts, no ugly scars alternative for patients. The treatment is 100% drug-free, minimizing prolonged exposure to over the counter painkillers and precription opioids. The recovery times tend to be quick, and the risk of open wound infection and other complications is much lower

Stem cell DNA, that is introduced into you or anyone else, does not interfere with your DNA. Assume the stem cells are the orchestra conductor and when introduced locally in the tissues or in the IV, the stem cells just tell your body’s cells what to do.

Another analogy is to assume that the stem cells are running the first arm of a relay and they pass the baton off to your cells telling them what to do.

Millions of stem cell procedures have been done, and to date, there is no evidence that stem cell DNA interacts, changes, or alters the host’s DNA.

Also, they are gone from the body in about 1 month, i.e., after the race is over, or the concert has ended the stem cells’ work is done and your body continues to do the necessary repair. 

In addition, prior to use, the stem cells are tested and do not react with your blood, or any other component to cause rejection.

Also, they test for COVID antibodies and reject any and all positive stem cells.