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I am spending some good time researching this topic. My aunt is willing to pay for treatment if I can find viable research to support it. Her friend has had good success (outside of the US). Can anybody shed light on this as an option? Where? How?
Hello @eazy630, I came across an article that offers some hope and information on TBI treatments.
Cutting Edge Research in Stem Cell Therapy: An Expert Interview
You may want to contact the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine to see if they have treatment options.
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Hi, @eazy630 – I'm thinking that other Connect members who have talked about traumatic brain injury (TBI) may also have some thoughts on stem cell therapy for this condition, like @carnes @lakelifelady @jakedduck1 @uldiver @jodster85 @hedjhog.
Have you had the opportunity to talk by phone, video chat or any other method with your aunt's friend who had success with stem cell therapy for her TBI about what was involved, what improvements she saw, etc.?
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Hi Lisa. Thank you for taking the time to respond. Unfortunately, my aunt's friend is having stem cell done for other issues and not brain related. I know she has apparently responded well to the treatments. However, it doesn't seem the proper comparison so hopefully this forum will be helpful. I am strongly considering Bangkok but have heard it best to have my own stem cells harvested. Unsure as to the merit of this advice.
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Hi, @eazy630 – makes sense not to compare apples and oranges, as you said, with stem cell therapy for different applications. That said, you may be interested in this thread on "Cost of stem cell therapy at Mayo," simply because you will find quite a number of members taking about stem cell therapy for different conditions there https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/cost-of-stem-cell-therapy-at-mayo.
You are considering traveling to Bangkok for therapy, then?
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