Although the information
presented on this site is focused entirely on adult stem
cells harvested from the cord blood
and placenta, the ICBS in no way believes that scientists
should be limited from doing research on Embryonic stem cells.
Cord blood research involves finding cures to diseases and
research needs to proceed on all fronts and should not be
limited by government.
Today, adult stem cells are able to cure
over 70 different diseases. The world’s scientists
have also been studying these cells for over 50 years.
Cures to devastating diseases
will be found during our lifetime if science is allowed to
look for the answers from all sources of tissue. These sources
include embryonic stem cells, placental stem cells, cord
blood stem cells and all other sources.
The ICBS believes that the scientific
community is responsible enough be able to conduct research
on Embryonic stem cells
in an ethical manner. The first start is to make available
the over 400,000 embryo’s that currently are stored
in cryogenic tanks across the country. With the parent’s
consent, these embryo’s could be made available to
researchers rather then being thrown into the garbage as
what happens to them today.
It is time for the restrictions to be
lifted and for cord blood research to have access to stem
cells that can cure diseases that
have no cure today. It is also time for embryonic researchers
to support the research conducted on adult stem cells. Ahead
On All Fronts!