Today the Charlotte Lozier Institute releases its fifth Stem Cell Research Facts video; this story features Doug Oliver’s recovery from macular degeneration after an adult stem cell transplant.
After being declared legally blind, Doug suffered both mentally and emotionally. He even considered ending his life. Doug suffered from maculopathy, which he was told had no known treatment or cure. But the same doctor who told Doug that there was no hope for a cure later told him, “If there is going to be a solution to your problem, it’s not going to be in genetic therapy, it’s going to be in stem cells.”
Doug was treated with adult stem cells taken from his own bone marrow, and his vision was gradually restored.
Many others like Doug are currently being treated using ethically-derived, non-controversial adult stem cell transplants, which do not require the destruction of young human life. In fact, well over one million patients worldwide have been treated using adult stem cell transplants. In 2014 alone, nearly 20,000 bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants were performed in the United States, according to the national Health Resources and Services Administration’s Blood Cell Transplant Report.
Stem Cell Research Facts is a project of the Charlotte Lozier Institute since January 2015. CLI plans to continue producing inspiring videos like Doug Oliver’s to raise awareness about the life-saving, research-based, and ethical treatment option of adult stem cell transplants.