Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the reparative response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue using stem cells or their derivatives. It is the next chapter of organ transplantation and uses cells instead of donor organs, which are limited in supply.
Where do stem cells come from?
Stem cells for the treatment of various diseases are extracted from a variety of sources.
These include foetal tissue from:
- The placenta
- Umbilical cord
- Bone marrow
- Blood cells