At Greater Austin Regenerative Medicine & Wellness, we want to help every patient understand stem cells, how they’re gathered, and how they can be used. In our previous blog on stem cell therapy, we talked about mesenchymal stem cells and their ability to form bone, cartilage, and other connective tissues. In this post, we’ll discuss hematopoietic stem cells and their capabilities.
What Are Hematopoietic Stem Cells?
Hematopoietic stem cells, or HSCs, are self-renewing cells that can be found in adult bone marrow. They’re located at other sites in the body, but at our clinic, we only draw stem cells through bone marrow aspiration. HSCs are responsible for forming blood and immune-type cells, and in some instances, they’re able to transform into the type of cells needed to form tissues and bone.
Depending on the signals they receive from the body, HSCs can differentiate into the cells necessary for healing an injury or rebuilding cartilage. Studies have been conducted into the makeup of hematopoietic stem cells, and results have shown that there are two types of HSCs – long-term and short-term cells. Long-term HSCs can self renew, while short-term HSCs cannot.
When you make an appointment with our stem cell clinic in Austin, we’ll discuss the best approach for your regenerative therapy and answer all your questions regarding HSCs, mesenchymal cells and more. We understand that not everyone understands the details and intricacies of stem cells and aspiration, and we want to help people learn more about what it is we do.
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Greater Austin Regenerative Medicine and Wellness Center
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Kyle, TX 78640
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