We’ve all heard about the controversies surrounding the use of embryonic stem cells. But in the past few years, scientists have made great strides in learning how adult stem cells–cells from our own bodies, can be stored and used to grow tissue, treat diseases, and reduce the signs of aging.

Though adult stem cell use is still a new and emerging technology, collecting and storing your stem cells is a great idea for keeping your healthcare options open in the future.

What Are Adult Stem Cells?

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that help repair and grow other cells. Because of these properties, they can be used to grow new tissue, used in rejuvenation procedures, and to treat diseases.

Why Bank Stem Cells?

Banking stem cells is a great way to prepare for the future. Though the science is still progressing, new advances are being made every day, and diverse uses for stem cells continue to emerge.

The Mayo Clinic has successfully grown heart tissue from a man’s arm stem cells, while a doctor in Georgia recently saved a man’s foot from flesh-eating bacteria using his own cells!

The possibilities are endless, and banking cells now keeps them in the youngest, healthiest state possible. Banked stem cells offer peace of mind, since there’s no better match for your tissue than your own cells.

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Stem cells can be used in a number of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, producing excellent, natural results.

Popular procedures include fat transfer to the face, Brazilian lift, and fat transfer to the breasts (for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes).

After the patient’s fat and stem cells have been used in the transfer, patients may elect to bank extra cells for future use.

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Sources:

http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/pages/basics4.aspx

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/stem-cells-bill-weir-nightline-sees-cells-turned/story?id=18252405#.UYB2ubVJM2Q

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/apr/28/how-one-mans-foot-became-a-feat/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8556764/Blood-stem-cell-bank-to-provide-biological-insurance-for-adults.html