Monday, November 24, 2008

Adult stem cells save woman's leg

Adult Stem Cells Save Woman from Amputation:

Adult Stem Cell research and therapy has saved the leg of a woman facing amputation due to critical limb ischemia. In India, a 68 year old woman came to the hospital suffering from a large ulcer in her foot due to insufficient blood flow. Doctors thought that amputation was necessary.

Not so fast said Dr. Subrammaniyan ... of the Vijaya Health Centre in Chennai. There was one last option.

a team led by chief vascular surgeon S R Subrammaniyan tried stem cell therapy on Vidyalakshmi, extracting 100 ml of bone marrow from her, isolating the stem cells, and injecting them into the her calf. The therapy worked, healing her ulcer and forming new blood vessels that increased circulation in the affected area.

Today, Vidyalakshmi can walk and use her lower left limb just like her right one. Her case is just one among several in India where clinical trials on stem cell therapy have helped saved people’s limbs from amputation.

Hey, ESCR folks, how many limbs have y'all saved? How many people's cancer is in remission because of your embryo-killing methods? How many paralyzed people have been given improved sensation and mobility because of the embryos you killed for them? How many people's damaged hearts have been mended thanks to the way you bravely kill embryos?

What's that? I can't hear you!

Then I"ll have to answer for you: NONE.

You've accomplished not a single treatment or cure, not even in lab rats.

Give it up, guys. You're selling your souls and getting nothing in return. That's a bad bargain.


Kathy said...

Thank you for blogging about this!!

Anonymous said...

I hadn't heard about this women before.

Still groups are funding embryonic stem cell research given the fact that there is not even one embryonic stem cell therapy currently in use while adult stem cell therapies are used every day in the treatment of nearly a hundred different diseases.

I wrote about it on my blog

Anonymous said...

Another thanks for writing about this;

I've added a link to your post at BlogWatch: pro life

Christina Dunigan said...

Thanx, Wayne!

Anonymous said...

Using. Your. Own. Stem Cells...... COOL!!!!!!!!

I've thought a lot about this, and it's the least risky and cost-effective stem cell technique out there that I've heard of. I'd like to hear more about this.

Thanks for sharing, Christina.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info, i'm doing a speech on adult stem cells