Category Archives: Real life stories
Real life stories of patients undergoing stem cells therapies
This category contains testimonials on the personal experience of patients with different diseases treated with stem cells, as they are made public worldwide.
These stories present the life experience of patients who undergone hematopoietic stem cells transplant or one of the experimental treatment (gene therapy, celullar therapy or immunotherapy) currently applied in or out of clinical trials.
Each such a story reflect the individual experience of the patient, and no matter if the outcome is positive or negative it’s important to be seen only like this.
In modern medicine more and more it is highlighted the requirement of applying a “personalized treatment” or a “tailored treatment” which take into consideration all the individual characteristic of the patient, not only the disease which he suffers of.
The focus is translated from the disease to the patient.
Therefore it’s important to be informed about other experiences, but also to see them with objectivity when it comes to take a personal decision.
Such a decision always has to be taken together with the patient’s treating physician.
The story of L.B. is the story of first umbilical cord blood stem cells treatment performed successfully in Europe for cerebral palsy. L.B. is a German boy who at a young age has gone courageously through one of the toughest challenge in life. It all started in November 2008... When the 2,5 years old boy…Read more
Ryan Benton, now 31 years old, is Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy patient who receives first umbilical cord stem cell treatment approved by FDA, in the USA. The approval of this individual compassionate treatment represents the achievement of 5 years of hard work, personal involvement and persuasive communication. But all these were supported by the medical records…Read more
Autism spectrum disorder is one of the diseases for which many advances in early diagnosis and behavioral therapies have been done in the last years. But still, researchers is trying to find a more effective therapy. Infusion of cord blood stem cells is an innovation therapeutic approach for autism spectrum disorder. According to current hypothesis therapeutic…Read more
When we are talking about cord blood banking, we also want to find out about real cases of patients who were treated by cord blood transplantation. This is one of such real life stories. In 2015 was published the story of a successful transplantation1 of an 11 years frozen cord blood unit to a 37 years…Read more