Where do stem cells come from?
Today more than 80 different types of Diseases have been treated with stem cells. From leukemia all the way to Multiple Sclerosis. They work by replacing damaged tissues. They are even working on replacing neurons to prevent or treat Alzheimer's.
Collection of the cells
Cord cells are some of the easiest ways to collect the cells, but can only be collected from a pregnant woman. After her child's birth she is asked if she would consent to donating her cells from the umbilical cord to the stem cell bank.
Bone marrow cells are collected from donors who are identified as able to donate. Not everyone's stem cells can be used. Just like O positive blood is a universal giver its not a universal taker. They are placed under anesthesia and doctors insert needles to extract the cells from pelvic bones.
Some other way of obtaining cells is by donating blood. But certain requirements must be met.
Why do millions of Americans oppose this idea?
Computer generated Stem cells.
Stem cells removed from the Umbilical cord after birth.
Once stem cells have been collected from the fetus the baby must then be aborted