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Stem Cells from Wisdom Teeth Save Lives

June 4th, 2009 · No Comments

This video shows us Megan Brown, a young cancer survivor, who had her wisdom teeth extracted. StemSave will preserve Meagan’s stem cells in case she needs them in the future. Having already experienced life with cancer, she is taking the simple precaution of stem cell preservation to improve her chance of recovering should she become ill again. Stem cells can be used in treating MS, Parkinson’s, liver and heart disease, and many other serious health problems.

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The Stem Cell Blog reports that a boy was cured of sickle cell anemia with the use of stem cells , and a heart attack victim found new hope when her stem cells were used to a repair her damaged heart muscle. Another YouTube video reports that stem cells from an umbilical cord saved a three-year-old boy’s life.

As a dentist, you can have a hand in saving lives. Read more about stem cells in teeth here. With StemSave, the patient’s cost is about $600 for extracting the cells in a lab and one year of storage. Insurance does not cover the cost of stem cell preservation.

Other stem cell storage companies to consider:

Read the ADA article on stem cells here.

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