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What is the definition or description of: stem cell transplants?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Inusion of periphera: Blood or bone marrow to replace/restore blood cell production in serious blood diseases. It also results in in the establishment of the donor immune system in the recipient of the transplant.
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Are stem cell transplants safe?

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Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Yes...so far: While current data does not indicate use of adult stem cells, more appropriately called progenitor cells, is dangerous, it is also true that there has been insufficient time to evaluate long term risks. Embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells have risk of inducing cancers including teratomas.
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