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Are you or a loved one interested in receiving stem cell treatment? For free information, please fill out our treatment form or email me don@repairstemcells.org and just put TREATMENT in the subject box and the MEDICAL CONDITION in the message.
It is no surprise to me or regular readers of this blog that adult stem cells have been shown to help peripheral vascular disease patients.  Time and time again we have seen patients who can't walk or are in danger of amputation of a leg/toe be implanted with adult stem cells and time and time again these patients improve significantly.  Here is yet another example of this, in an FDA approved trial no less:

The similarity in the recovery of our patients is promising, said Dr. Lasala. We find that the stem cells, once re-injected, go about forming new blood vessels, thus increasing circulation dramatically.

Drs. Lasala and Minguell have developed a treatment where a patient's own stem cells are taken from the hip, grown in a sterile environment and then re-infused into 38 areas of the leg.

So far, ten patients have received the stem cell treatment for peripheral vascular disease.

Patients are experiencing increased mobility within weeks of their infusions. The continued improvement throughout their recoveries is a positive sign, Lasala said.

Carleton Wert could only walk 2 ½ minutes on the treadmill before he underwent the stem cell therapy. At his three week check-up, he clocked 4 minutes. Within two months, his time improved to over 10 minutes.

Similarly, Michael Pearl could not even undergo the treadmill test prior to his infusion in mid-November because his pain was so intense. He went from walking 5 minutes at his one-month check-up to 18 minutes at the three-month mark.

With increased mobility, Dr. Lasala's patients are resuming their normal routines. Wert, who was on disability because of the ischemia, is now seeking employment. Sharp has gone back to gardening, creating a new antique garden with her husband in their front yard (These people have been given their life back by adult stem cells!- DM)

Perhaps most striking is the transformation experienced by Penny Kibideaux. Running out of options to treat her ischemia, Kibideaux had already scheduled a leg amputation. Under the advice of her physician, Kibideaux went to see Dr. Lasala. Not only has he saved her leg, Kibideaux says he has saved her life. Just weeks after her November infusion, she walked several shopping malls as part of her Christmas shopping. She has also recently taken up line dancing. (Are you kidding me? Fantastic!- DM)

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Posted: 5/30/2008 10:27:12 AM by Don Margolis | with 0 comments


Are you or a loved one interested in receiving stem cell treatment? For free information, please fill out our treatment form or email me don@repairstemcells.org and just put TREATMENT in the subject box and the MEDICAL CONDITION in the message.
One day, I hope my International Adult Stem Cell Research and Therapeutic Treatments  Award (see below) will be as valuable as an Oscar, but these doctors have done far more than any Oscar winners to help their fellow human beings:

Professor Shimon Slavin of the International Center for Cell Therapy & Cancer (ICTC) at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and Professor Dimitrios Karussis, senior neurologist at Jerusalem's Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Kerem, are the recipients of the "International Adult Stem Cell Research and Therapeutic Treatments Award 2008" by the Worldwide Center for Adult Stem Cell Education (WCASCE; http://www.Adultstemcelleducation.com). The first-of-its-kind award recognizes Professors Slavin and Karussis' achievements in adult stem cell clinical work and therapeutic treatments. WCASCE is based in Dallas, Texas with offices in Washington, D.C. and Bangkok, Thailand. Its mission is to educate the American public on the potential of adult stem cells for diagnosing, treating, curing and preventing disease.

I know what you are thinking - Who are these guys?:

According to Donald Margolis (that's me folks), WCASCE Chairman and Founder, "Professor Slavin is an expert bone marrow transplantation scientist and clinician. The former Director of Israel's National Stem Cell Transplantation Center at Hadassah before establishing the ICTC, Prof. Slavin will soon be among the few experts who also treat bone repair and reconstruction of cartilage in addition to innovative clinical application of stem cells and cell-mediated immunotherapy for the treatment of hematological malignancies, solid tumors and a broad spectrum of non-malignant disorders treatable by stem cell transplantation. Professors Slavin and Karussis' team are the first in the world to try and help multiple sclerosis and amyotropic lateral sclerosis patients by injecting their spinal fluid with large numbers of adult stem cells (mesenchymal stromal stem cells) taken from their bone marrow and multiplied in culture. Some of the patients' conditions have improved or stabilized in Phase I and II clinical trials."

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Posted: 5/29/2008 6:48:39 AM by Don Margolis | with 0 comments


Are you or a loved one interested in receiving stem cell treatment? For free information, please fill out our treatment form or email me don@repairstemcells.org and just put TREATMENT in the subject box and the MEDICAL CONDITION in the message.
I don't like to toot my own horn- Ok, you know me- I love to toot my own horn. Seems as though the folks at the Imperial Valley News in Yuma, Arizona have taken a liking to me:

In America, the term "stem cells" is automatically associated with "embryonic stem cells," the cells that scientists can only extract by destroying a human embryo. But while American politicians, scientists and religious leaders debate moral issues, the rest of the world uses adult stem cells to treat, and heal patients.

Adult stem cells exist in every human being's tissues, where they help regrow skin, muscle and nerve cells. Scientists can extract adult stem cells from patients, then multiply the cells in labs. When the cells are injected back into a patient, they help grow healthy tissues.

In countries including the U.K., Thailand, China, Israel and Argentina, adult stem cells have successfully treated patients with everything from Hodgkin's lymphoma to broken bones.

Don Margolis (That's me!- DM) created the Worldwide Center for Adult Stem Cell Education LLC (WCASCE) to help Americans locate and use adult stem cell treatment centers. Through Margolis's Web site, http://donmargolis.com/treatment.php, people can search a list of treatment centers for over 100 different diseases.

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Posted: 5/28/2008 6:49:49 AM by Don Margolis | with 0 comments


Are you or a loved one interested in receiving stem cell treatment? For free information, please fill out our treatment form or email me don@repairstemcells.org and just put TREATMENT in the subject box and the MEDICAL CONDITION in the message.
No, this isn't an accidental repost of yesterday's story (scroll below) where we presented Brother Michael who was saved from the claws of multiple myeloma by an stem cell transplant-  using his own adult stem cells.  Today, I present to you a Mississippi man, William Lee, who was also saved from the clutches of multiple myeloma by stem cell therapy- and just like Brother Michael- from his own adult stem cells.

My hope is a multiple myeloma patient will somehow stumble onto this blog and find that there is still hope for them thanks to the power of adult stem cells- the patient's own stem cells.   Brother Michael and William Lee are both fine men and fine examples of stem cell treatments saving lives each and everyday.

More on the Clifford Lee story:

It's been nearly eight years since Attala County Sheriff William Lee was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cell, and with the help of chemotherapy, radiation and a stem cell transplant, he is a cancer survivor today. 

“Then, the process was ready for me to do the stem cell transplant, Lee said. “They took my blood and separated the good cells from the bad cells. They gave me my good cells back.

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Posted: 5/27/2008 4:10:25 AM by Don Margolis | with 0 comments


Are you or a loved one interested in receiving stem cell treatment? For free information, please fill out our treatment form or email me don@repairstemcells.org and just put TREATMENT in the subject box and the MEDICAL CONDITION in the message.
And the non-stop hits keep coming-- today I present to you a former principal, Michael Samuel, who was suffering from multiple myeloma. That is, he was suffering from multiple myeloma until he received a stem cell transplant- his very own adult stem cells:

Diagnosed in 2003, he underwent chemotherapy three times, had his stem cells harvested and spent three months in near isolation when doctors re-implanted his stem cells into his body.

Now he happily boasts that he is "not on any kind of medication".

Ironically, Mr. Samuel was helped by one of his former students:

he went to Dr Waveney Charles, former director of the Blood Bank, who put him in contact with the South Florida Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Institute, Florida, and its director, Dr Dipnarine Maharaj.

Samuel was also pleasantly surprised to learn that this "pioneer in stem cell treatments" was a past pupil of Presentation College.

Samuel speaks highly of Dr Maharaj.

"Everything he forecasted was right on target."

And how did the stem cell therapy work out for you "Brother Michael?"

"My last set of blood works show that I am in excellent condition. People have told me that I look younger that I did before. I suppose the stem cells are responsible for that," he laughs.

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Posted: 5/26/2008 4:37:50 AM by Don Margolis | with 0 comments


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