In this therapy, stem cell transplants replace cells that have been damaged (due to a disease or chemotherapy) or are used to strengthen the immune system enabling it to fight different types of cancers, as well as other health conditions.
There are 3 main types of transplants:
- Autologous– Utilizing the marrow from the patient’s own body. Through blood and urine laboratory exams, it is possible to isolate proteins, polysaccharides, by-products, neurotransmitters, and microorganisms that can be used to create specific autologous vaccines to reprogram, modulate and stimulate a patient’s immune system response.
- Allogenic transplant – A transplant from another person, with closely matching genes.
- Umbilical cord transplant – A transplant from a newborn umbilical cord.