What are Cells?
Cells make up every organism in the world; they are essential to sustaining life as we know it. They are able to form any tissue or organ in the body since they are able to continuously replicate and self-renew. What differentiates cells from other types of cells is their plasticity, which means adult cells from one organ are able to create tissue for another organ. This is how cells can play a major role in regenerative medicine.
Why Use Cells?
Cellular therapy can be used to improve the function of any organ or tissue in the body since cells are able to mimic any type of differentiated cells. Since they are able to self-renew indefinitely, they can divide repeatedly and specialize to promote the healing of organs, such as lungs, while still sustaining the original undifferentiated cell. This can improve function by creating new tissue and strengthening organs.
What Cells Would Be Used?
While there are several types of cells used in the science, the Lung Institute only treats with autologous cells. This means the cells are directly coming from a patient’s own body and are later returned to the same patient. This decreases the chances of rejection and undermines any possible controversy with cells.
The Lung Institute offers cellular therapy: Blood-Derived Therapy. During treatment, the adult cells go through a specific process to target the damaged tissue or organ.
How Does It Work?
The cells are extracted from the patient’s body through blood . The cells are isolated by a trained professional in a clinical setting. The cells are quickly returned to the patient intravenously, which allows individuals to breathe in the cells. At this point, the cells will begin to promote the healing of lung tissue. With their ability to continually replicate, the lungs grow stronger, and patients are able to breathe easier and live better.