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Stem Cell FAQ

This page is for answering some of the most common questions.

What are stem cells?
Stem cells are the basic building blocks of human tissue. They have the ability to repair, rebuild and rejuvenate tissues throughout the body. When disease or injury strikes, stem cells respond to specific signals and set out to facilitate the healing process by differentiating into specialized cells. These specialized cells then release healing growth factors in response to the distress cell signal in an injured or pathologic area of the body required for the body’s repair.

Where do the stem cells come from?
The human cell and tissue products are derived from the umbilical cords of healthy, full-term deliveries. Our products do not contain any embryonic or fetal tissue.W

How are the tissue donors screened?
Comprehensive medical and social histories of the donors are obtained and reviewed. All tissues are procured, processed and tested in accordance with FDA requirements to minimize potential risks of disease transmission to recipients. Infectious disease testing is performed at a registered laboratory in accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and 42 CFR part 493.

How long does a procedure take?
Depending upon the area being treated, the procedure can be completed in a single office visit. Your physician will be able to provide details specific to your treatment plan.

Does my age matter?
Your age may play a factor in the outcome of your treatment. We will be able to provide you with more specific information in regard to your treatment outcomes.

Does the procedure hurt?
The injection does not require any invasive procedures, resulting in less pain and a shorter procedure time.

When will I begin to feel the benefits?
Depending upon the severity of the injury and your personal health, recovery time can vary. Your physician will be able to provide you with more information regarding your recovery timeline.

Is it safe?
Our products are rigorously tested to FDA guidelines in our CLIA registered lab. Thousands of patients have used these tissue allografts with no adverse effects.

Can I use if I have cancer?
Human cell and tissue products are not recommended for use in patients who are currently undergoing treatments for cancer. We recommend that patients be cancer free. Depending on the site and severity of cancer we can may more recommendations.

Will my DNA be altered if I receive a human cell and tissue allograft?
In certain cases of bone marrow transplants, a patient’s DNA can be altered or shared with the donor. For the intent and purpose of our product, your DNA will most likely not be altered. Most procedures utilizing human cell and tissue products in regenerative medicine will typically be removed by normal body processes within 3-14 days, and in some cases up to 120 days (4-months).