What is Cell Therapy?
By co-authors, Robin L. Smith, M.D. (Chairman and President, SFLF), Max Gomez, Ph.D. (Trustee, SFLF), and Monsignor Tomasz Trafny (Head of Science and Faith Department, Pontifical Council for Culture and Executive Director, STOQ Project). Learn how the adult stem cells found inside our bodies—our healing cells—can potentially be used to repair damaged hearts and organs, restore sight, kill cancer, cure diabetes, heal burns and stop the march of degenerative diseases.
Stem cell therapies can change the way we live our lives after being afflicted by a disease or trauma. This has already happened, continues today, and is going to revolutionize the world of tomorrow. Already, doctors have used stem cells to grow pouches and channels that replace bladders and windpipes, have used stem cells to grow new vessels that bring blood to dying tissue, and have coaxed stem cells into becoming liver tissue, insulin-secreting beta cells of the pancreas, and even cells that support a beating heart. We hope the stories within The Healing Cell lead you to see the depth and reach of the possibilities of adult stem cell therapy, understand that the healing potential of these cells is being realized today and help you become as excited as we are about the future of medicine.