Midwest Conference on Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine

Several patients featured on stemcellresearchfacts.org were invited to attend the first ever Midwest Conference on Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine.  Kansas Governor Sam Brownback was also on hand to encourage the doctors, researchers and scientists to keep working to find cures. 

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback answers questions from a reporter during a break at the Stem Cell Conference.

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Dr. David Prentice explains government regulatory challenges for stem cell researchers.

 

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Two families whose lives have been dramatically impacted by adult stem cell research. Mary Lou Rusco(seated-center) and Terry Killman(standing-right) both received adult stem cell transplants that saved their lives.

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Midwest Conference on Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine

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Adult Stem Cell Recipient Rob Waddell Feature Shoot

Our next story features the miraculous recovery of Rob Waddell. He was given an adult stem cell transplant at the same time as his kidney transplant nearly four years ago. Because his donor was willing to give both, Rob now lives free of any anti-rejection drugs and his kidney may last for the rest of his life.  Stay tuned to stemcellrsearchfacts.org for this heartwarming story of hope. Should be posted in early May, 2013. (Photo shot in Louisville as DHTV Digital videographer Derek Carter captures footage of adult stem cell recipient Rob Waddell.)