In my book, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide, I have published something new for the stem cell field: a Stem Cell Patients Bill of Rights. I’ve past it below in visual form. As I was making this Bill of Rights, I thought about what patients have told me are the most pressing issues for them as they considering stem cell treatments. I also have done years of research on the most important clinical issues related to the use of stem cells.
In my series eight simple reasons to pause before getting an unlicensed treatment from a non-compliant clinic I have covered the first five: (1) potential loss of insurance coverage for negative outcomes that could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, (2) failure of patient follow up by the doctors and clinics, (3) exclusion from future clinical trial participation, (4) undesired tissue growth, and (5) untrained doctors. Today, reason #6 is covered: jeopardizing ownership of your own stem cells. I was having a talk with a patient the other day …Read More