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Lifesaving Platelets Created with Stem Cells

Posted by maxi@stemsave.com on Jan 3, 2019 3:32:00 PM

Researchers at Keio University in Tokyo have developed a method to generate platelets negating the need to obtain them from donated blood. Typically, platelets come from blood donations and have an extremely short shelf-life of 5 days. Platelets are vital to a great number and variety of medical procedures as they are responsible for clotting and can prevent patients from bleeding out from serious injuries or during surgeries. Additionally, platelets are difficult to match from donor to patient and donated platelets run the risk of rejection by the recipient. Creating a patient’s own platelets from their own stem cells would negate the need for a donor and virtually eliminate any possibility of rejection. Generating patient specific platelets would also alleviate the shortages that are typical of the current platelet recovery environment.

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Topics: blood cells, mesenchymal stem cells, platelets, stem cell use

Blood Cells Produced with Stem Cells

Posted by Kelsey StemSave on May 25, 2017 1:43:46 PM

 

Researchers at Weill Cornell College of Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed two methods to utilize stem cells taken from patients to produce full-fledged blood cells. By genetically engineering adult stem cells, researchers were able to create blood stem cells that could differentiate into white and red blood cells, as well as platelets. This revolutionary technique could help patients who require regular blood transfusions, as well as those who are awaiting bone marrow donations.

 

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Topics: blood cells, bone marrow, regenerative medicine

Stem Cells Treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia Patients

Posted by pamela@stemsave.com on Sep 30, 2015 2:51:00 PM

Physicians at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System have developed a novel stem cell transplantation technique aimed at curing adults with sickle-cell anemia. Donor cells from a tissue-matched donor are transfused into the patient, producing healthy new blood cells and eliminating symptoms.

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Topics: stemsaveblog, blood cells, regerative medicine, sickle cell, mesenchymal stem cells

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