The StemBank collection program begins with finding out some basic information about you, your lifestyle and the current state of your physical health. Our Chief of Clinical Affairs, or medical staff, will interview you and record your medical history. We’ll take note of any diseases that may be prevalent in your family, such as cardiac disease, cancer, diabetes, neurologic diseases or autoimmune disorders.
You will also undergo a complete physical examination conducted by one of our specially trained physicians or nurse practitioners. Your blood will be drawn so we can complete a full blood cell count, including blood typing and screening. Once these simple tests are completed and you are cleared for collection, your StemBank clinical advisor will work with you to schedule your collection date within the next 30 days.
Our expertly trained team will walk you through the steps, and of course, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have throughout the entire process.
We want your cells to be in the best condition possible prior to collection. healthycell™ plus is a patented cell health formula created by CellHealth™ Institute, the same expertly trained physicians and PhDs who are part of the Stem-Bank program. healthycell™ plus has over 90 of the highest quality phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals to help create the ideal environment for your cells. You will receive a 30-day supply to help your cells be at their highest function and number at the time of collection, which will help both your body and your collection results.
To learn how healthycell™ plus can help keep your cells in optimal condition, ask your healthcare provider for more information or contact us.
Three days prior to your collection date, you will receive your first injection of Neupogen® (filgrastim), an FDA approved stem cell mobilizing agent that has been used safely in patients for more than 20 years. You will receive a once-daily injection (the amount of which will be based on your weight) for three days at our office in Montclair, New Jersey.
Neupogen is a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) that mimics a naturally occurring process in your body stimulating the bone marrow to release stem cells into your peripheral (circulating) blood. Not only does this aid in collecting a larger number of stem cells, but our most recent research has shown that Neupogen tends to mobilize only high quality stem cells. This is extremely important since, as we age, a higher number of our cells become senescent (non-replicating). Neupogen mobilizes those stem cells that are high functioning and optimally replicating (non-senescent), which allows for a healthier stem cell collection for you to use in the future.
Learn about what happens on collection day.