stem cell harvesting

December 2, 2010 at 9:27 am

[FONT=”Microsoft Sans Serif”]they take the stem cells right out of your neck, your jugular to be specific. yeah, i know– very high on the creepy scale but honestly painless. after they insert the “vas cath,” you head over to the blood center where they hook you up to an apheresis machine that extracts your stem cells, much like the way plasma exchange or dialysis works. here is a link that shows the placement of the vas cath:
[/B]and here is the machine and process:
fun stuff huh…?
but seriously not painful– just tiring and high on the creepy scale.[/FONT]