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Do doctors get non-embryonic stem cells from bone marrow?

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Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Mostly hematopoietic (blood) cells and a few mesenchymal (mscs) can be obtained from bone marrow aspiration. Trends in most non-blood applications is to use fat tissues, which have many more mscs that bone marrow. Choice of which depends on specific conditions being treated.
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Yes-adult stem cells: Once we are formed and growing, our body has stem cells in virtually all parts of the body. The bone marrow has classic cd34-expressing stem cells, but there are numerous other cell markers (cd##) that are present in different stem cell populations of the body.

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