Important properties of stem cell
Ability of stem cell
Type of Stem cell
Stem cell advantage
Transformation of cell from one type into another, in order to repair or cure parts of the body.
Source of stem cell
There are many sources of stem cell in our body. Each source has difference appropriate methods of stem cell harvest, as well as advantages and disadvantages.
Stem cells transplantations
After harvesting stem cells, we can use them for various type of transplantations
Caution in using stem cell for treatment
When using stem cell for treatments, there are many factors that need to considered, for example
Factors affecting stem cell treatment
Step 1: The patient receives blood test to examine the condition of blood cell, as well as kidney, liver and other organs' function test, if needed.
Step 2: The doctor will give injection to stimulate stem cell creation. The first injection will be done in the same day that the patient received blood test. Then, the patient needs to come to receive injection again in continuous 3 days, which will be 4 times altogether. For the best result, the patient should come in the same time for every injection. For example, if in first day the patient received injection on 13:00; then he/she should come to receive injection again on 13:00 in the second, third and fourth day, or ± 1 hour of that time. After all injections are complete, the doctor will do the blood test again, to evaluate amount of stem cell in the patient's blood. As for the symptoms that may occur during injections, there are some backaches, which will occur much in the second and third day. Also there may be slight fever, or feeling hot and cold, which is the sign that patient's body is creating more stem cells, so this is normal thing. If the backache is intense, the patient can take painkiller such as paracetamol. During 4 days of stem cell stimulating injection, the patient should:
Step 3: The doctor will harvest stem cells, by having the patient sit down on sofa and be awake for 2-4 hours. During that, the doctor will draw patient's blood from one arm into Apheresis machine. The machine will keep only the stem cell, and return other parts back to the body via other arm. During stem cell harvesting, the patient can chat and drink water as normal. After procedures are done, the patient can drive home without facing any side effects.
Step 4: After harvesting stem cell, we will wait for 3 days. Then the doctor will give stem cell back to patient's body, which will takes 2 hours. After these procedures are done, the patient can go home right away. Also, he/she can drive home without facing any side effects.
After harvesting and receiving stem cells back, the patient should:
Let's take a look at conclusion of stem cell therapy procedures.
Now stem cell therapy course is finished completely.