Stem cells are our bodies’ building blocks. They are different from other cells because they have the potential to differentiate into any cell type and can renew themselves, which means they can heal blood, tissue and organs. Thanks to stem cells, our bodies can refuel our bloodstreams, repair burns and scrapes, and mend torn ligaments and broken bones.
Because stem cells can repair tissue and organs, they are powering regenerative medicine, a new way to treat disease and injury. Stem cell therapies offer people better chances for full recoveries and improved quality of life, and promise to reduce costs associated with health care.