Adult stem cells vs. Embryonic stem cells
When stem cells and their amazing properties first made the news, much of the focus was on a specific type called “embryonic” stem cells. Many people have raised ethical concerns about embryonic stem cells, primarily because they are harvested from destroyed human embryos left over from in-vitro fertilization.
Our procedures only utilize adult stem cells; never embryonic.
Embryonic stem cells
- Require destruction of human embryos
- Come from another person and may be rejected by the patient’s body
- May cause tumors at the point of injection
Adult stem cells
- Do not harm the donor
- Come from the patient’s own body and will not be rejected
- Have shown no risk for tumor formation, supported by a study of nearly 2,000 patients with an average follow-up of more than 12 years