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Local doctors offer stem cell preservation for ailments

December 8, 2019


COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE. ERIN: CARSON POWELL HAS THE CARES OF A TYPICAL TEENAGER — BIG DREAMS ABOUT COLLEGE AND FOOTBALL SO THINKING ABOUT HIS FUTURE EXTENDS JUST PAST THE NEXT B GAME, BUT IT’S A MUCH DIFFERENT STORY FOR MOM.>>WE HAVV A FFMILY HISTORY OF CANCER AND HEART DISEASE ERIN: CARSON IS THE YOUNGEST SON AND HIS MOM, KIM, FOUND OUT ABOUT HARVESTING HIS STEM CELL FROM HIS WISDOM TEETH, AND WHEN SHE HEARD ABOUT ITT SHE DIDN’T THINK TWICE ABOUT SIGNING UP.>>MY FIRST THOUGHT IS THAT I DIDN’T GET TO HARVEST HIS UMBILICAL CORD STEM CELLS SO I THOUGHT HERE IS MY SECOND CHANCE.>>SOUNDS PRETTY COO JUST GO WITH THE FLOW TYPE OF THING. ERII: AND JUST AS EASY AS TH TEENAGER WENT AGREED TO THE PLAN, HIS STEM CELLS ARE NOW SAVED FOR LIFE. CARSON WAS GETTING HIS WISDOM TEETH OUT ANYWAY. ONCE THE TEETH COME OUT, THE PROCESS IS SIMPLE.>>WE PLACE THE TEETH IN THI CONTAINER. LIKE A THERMOS. IT HAS THIS LIQUID TO PRESERVE THE TEETH. ERIN: DR. JERONIMO GUZMAN AND DR. TRAVIS THOMPSON HAVE BEEN AHEAD OF THE TREND, OFFERING THIS HARVESTING SERVICE FOR PATIENTS FOR ABOUT FIVE YEARS. THEY USE STEM SAVE, BUT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF COMPANIES THAT PROMISE TO SAVE WHAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIF>>IT’S SOMETHING THAT IS HIGHLY WORTHWHILE AND IT’S SOMETHING THAT IS VERY SIMPLE AND IT DOESN’T REQUIRE ANY EXTR MEDICAL ATTENTION. ERIN THE STEM CELLS ARE IN THE MIDDLE, UNDER THE HARD AND ENAMEL.>>IF IT ISN’T PRESERVED RIGHT AWAY THE CELLS ARE JUST LIKE A OTHER CELLS IN YOUR BODY, THEY WILL DIE ERIN: THIS SURGERY SHOWS THE SIMPLE PROCESS FROM EXTRACTION TO BEING PRESERVED WITHIN 24 HOUR>>THEY ARE SORT OF LIKE AIR BAGS, THEY ARE SOMETHING YOU DON’T REALLY LIKE TO USE, BUT THERE COMES A TIME WHEN AIR BAGS ARE REALLY HANDY. ERIN: THE CELLS HARVESTED FR TEETH ARE UNIQUE THEY HAVEN’T DECIDED WHAT THEY ARE YET, SO THE POSSIBILITIE OF THESE CELLS ARE ENDLESS.>>THEY CAN BE CARTILAGE THEY CAN BE MUSCLE SKIN, LIVER, HEART TISSUE. ERIN: SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO NOTE IS THAT WHILE IT’S NOT GUARANTEED, CARSON’S STEM CELLS COULD BE HELPFUL FOR HIS BROTHER AND SISTER, EVEN HIS PARENTS IF THEY EVER NEEDED TREATMENT NOW YOU ARE WONDERING, HOW MUCH? THEREEARE MANY COMPANIES THAT DO THIS, BUT ON AVERAGE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT $500 FOR THE INITIAL PROCESS, THEN AROUND $100 A YEAR TO KEEP THEM

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