26 Mar Is International Stem Cell Therapy a Good Idea?
Hi, it’s Dr. David Greene, Founder, and CEO of R3 Stem Cell, the nation’s leader in Regenerative Medicine Therapies.
Today I want to talk about international stem cell therapy and why nobody needs to that anymore. There are plenty of international stem cell clinics from which to choose if you wanted to go that route, in Asia, China, Europe, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, it is a pretty lengthy list. But there are three reasons why nobody needs to that anymore, alright.
The first major reason for those Americans who are considering it to not do it is cost. When you’re looking at cost internationally it’s going to be about 8 to 10 times more expensive than anything you could have done at one of our centers here in the US. So that’s really something to think about because at a lot of these centers you’re gonna actually have to use your passport twice, once to go and donate your biologic, and then 30 days later to go back after they finished culturing the biologic to have it be administered.
The second major reason is because of the FDA. You know in this country a lot of people look at the FDA and may have a negative opinion, takes them a long time to do things, there’s a lot of red tape, it cost quite a lot to get things through the FDA, so on and so forth.
However, when I go internationally to places like China, the Philippines, and India to do lectures, what I find is that time and again international folks who look at America, first of all, love this country, but second of all, they love the FDA, they love the fact that there is actually a governing body who is looking out for our safety, and that matters a lot.
You know, we tend to take it for granted here, but it really is so important. Because in this country, for the most parts, you know what you’re getting, okay. On the corollary as if you go to say, Panama or Asia or something, you really don’t know if you look at the Ministry of Health Guidelines which for those countries is only about the size of like an index card of how those biologics are regulated, you really don’t know what you are going to get.
I’ve had so many people ask me about sheep embryos in China, and I don’t even know what that is, but, I can tell you that in no way sheep perform what I want that put into myself, my family, or anybody that I know, okay. So that’s the second reason is that the FDA serves a very important purpose in this country and if you go internationally, you don’t know what you’re gonna get.
But the third major reason is what’s most important now, is that you can’t show me any data that has any better outcomes for so many conditions from international procedures than what we are able to achieve now, here, at our centers in the US. The biologics are such high-quality at our, the labs we work with, within the minimum manipulation guidelines of the FDA, the providers are so stellar, compassionate, knowledgeable, trustworthy, you are dealing with centers where the people have been trained properly, we have over 15 different protocols, and the outcomes have been so exceptional at improving many many conditions which you can see on our website.
Visit us on our website at r3stemcell.com, a lot of educational information and videos on there, and then give us a call at (844) GET-STEM. We would be happy to help find a center close to you, get you in for a free consultation, and I want to thank you for watching.