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What is the ideal age to bank my stem cells?

We collect and store stem cells for individuals aged 18 years and older. Ideally, the younger you are, the better. However, as the loss and decline of stem cells continues throughout one's life, and as this decline accelerates with age, storing at any age may provide benefits to your future self.

How do you collect stem cells? 

Bone marrow is a wellspring for stem cells including mesenchymal stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells. Adipose (fat) tissue is rich in mesenchymal stem cells. These stem cells can be collected from a small sample of your bone marrow from an aspiration, or fat tissue after a liposuction. Research suggests the decline in the number and viability of stems cells plays a role in the physical decline associated with aging. In fact, simply injected genetically-matched young mesenchymal stem cells into aged mice significantly increases their lifespan.

What is the procedure like? 

Bone Marrow Stem Cell Collection: Bone marrow stem cell collection is a minimally invasive out-patient procedure performed with local anesthetic. The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes. Most clients report a fleeting (5-10 second) pressure-like sensation upon withdrawal. The procedure is low-risk and does not leave scarring.

Adipose Stem Cell Collection: Stem cells can also be isolated from fat tissue collected during a liposuction or adipose-based procedure. Ordinarily, that tissue would go to waste. With Forever Labs, the valuable stem cells are extracted from the tissue and stored for your future use.

Each of us at Forever Labs has had the procedure. Feel free to reach out and talk to us about it.

Visit our Testimonials page to learn more!

Does research link stem cells to a healthier and longer life?

More than 500 registered human clinical trials use mesenchymal stem cells for treatment of age-related disease, and many trials are currently in phases II and III. Furthermore, young stem cell treatments in animal models suggest that these cells have the potential to increase healthspan, and possibly even lifespan. Ever-increasing evidence shows that these benefits may be replicated in humans as well.

See our Research page for more detailed information.

How do I retrieve my stem cells?

You can request your stem cells by contacting Forever Labs directly, or by logging into your account. They can then be shipped to a laboratory, clinic, or other biorepository worldwide for $300.

How many times do I have to store my stem cells? 

Just once! Stem cells can be expanded by growing them in culture. This is often done in clinical trials using stem cells. Your cells are stored in multiple chambers, and can be accessed more than once.

When will I be able to use the stem cells that I have banked?

Currently, there are several hundred clinical trials using them for the treatment of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, dementia, and more. But clinical trials take several years to complete. We don’t want our cells to be that much older when we need them.
You can use your stem cells in the US when such a therapy has been approved by the FDA or send them to another jurisdiction where local laws may allow you to do so.

When will the cells be approved for use in the United States?

We estimate the first stem cell treatments to be approved within 5-10 years. Heart disease, stroke, and osteoarthritis are some of the most developed therapies, but it is difficult to say which indication will be approved first.

Check out our blog for the lastest news on stem cell research.

If my physician collects stem cells for a same-day treatment, can my banked stem cells be used instead?

According to the FDA, physicians may collect cells and inject them in the same procedure. However, if the cells are not used immediately, then they cannot be used in this manner.

Can stem cells be grown or expanded?

Yes. Stem cells can be expanded by growing them in culture, and this is often done in clinical trials using stem cells.

Does Forever Labs grow my stem cells?

No, Forever Labs does not grow stem cells for therapy but safely cryopreserves them so that they can be grown in the future.

I have another question that hasn't been answered here. 

We're happy to answer any and all questions! Contact us by email or phone at 1-888-344-8463.

What is the ideal age to bank my stem cells?

We collect and store stem cells for individuals aged 18 years and older. Ideally, the younger you are, the better. However, as the loss and decline of stem cells continues throughout one's life, and as this decline accelerates with age, storing at any age may provide benefits to your future self.

How do you collect stem cells? 

Bone marrow is a wellspring for stem cells including mesenchymal stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells. Adipose (fat) tissue is rich in mesenchymal stem cells. These stem cells can be collected from a small sample of your bone marrow from an aspiration, or fat tissue after a liposuction. Research suggests the decline in the number and viability of stems cells plays a role in the physical decline associated with aging. In fact, simply injected genetically-matched young mesenchymal stem cells into aged mice significantly increases their lifespan.

What is the procedure like? 

Bone Marrow Stem Cell Collection: Bone marrow stem cell collection is a minimally invasive out-patient procedure performed with local anesthetic. The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes. Most clients report a fleeting (5-10 second) pressure-like sensation upon withdrawal. The procedure is low-risk and does not leave scarring.

Adipose Stem Cell Collection: Stem cells can also be isolated from fat tissue collected during a liposuction or adipose-based procedure. Ordinarily, that tissue would go to waste. With Forever Labs, the valuable stem cells are extracted from the tissue and stored for your future use.

Each of us at Forever Labs has had the procedure. Feel free to reach out and talk to us about it.

Visit our Testimonials page to learn more!

Does research link stem cells to a healthier and longer life?

More than 500 registered human clinical trials use mesenchymal stem cells for treatment of age-related disease, and many trials are currently in phases II and III. Furthermore, young stem cell treatments in animal models suggest that these cells have the potential to increase healthspan, and possibly even lifespan. Ever-increasing evidence shows that these benefits may be replicated in humans as well.

See our Research page for more detailed information.

How do I retrieve my stem cells?

You can request your stem cells by contacting Forever Labs directly, or by logging into your account. They can then be shipped to a laboratory, clinic, or other biorepository worldwide for $300.

How many times do I have to store my stem cells? 

Just once! Stem cells can be expanded by growing them in culture. This is often done in clinical trials using stem cells. Your cells are stored in multiple chambers, and can be accessed more than once.

When will I be able to use the stem cells that I have banked?

Currently, there are several hundred clinical trials using them for the treatment of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, dementia, and more. But clinical trials take several years to complete. We don’t want our cells to be that much older when we need them.
You can use your stem cells in the US when such a therapy has been approved by the FDA or send them to another jurisdiction where local laws may allow you to do so.

When will the cells be approved for use in the United States?

We estimate the first stem cell treatments to be approved within 5-10 years. Heart disease, stroke, and osteoarthritis are some of the most developed therapies, but it is difficult to say which indication will be approved first.

Check out our blog for the lastest news on stem cell research.

If my physician collects stem cells for a same-day treatment, can my banked stem cells be used instead?

According to the FDA, physicians may collect cells and inject them in the same procedure. However, if the cells are not used immediately, then they cannot be used in this manner.

Can stem cells be grown or expanded?

Yes. Stem cells can be expanded by growing them in culture, and this is often done in clinical trials using stem cells.

Does Forever Labs grow my stem cells?

No, Forever Labs does not grow stem cells for therapy but safely cryopreserves them so that they can be grown in the future.

I have another question that hasn't been answered here. 

We're happy to answer any and all questions! Contact us by email or phone at 1-888-344-8463.

What is the ideal age to bank my stem cells?

We collect and store stem cells for individuals aged 18 years and older. Ideally, the younger you are, the better. However, as the loss and decline of stem cells continues throughout one's life, and as this decline accelerates with age, storing at any age may provide benefits to your future self.

How do you collect stem cells? 

Bone marrow is a wellspring for stem cells including mesenchymal stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells. Adipose (fat) tissue is rich in mesenchymal stem cells. These stem cells can be collected from a small sample of your bone marrow from an aspiration, or fat tissue after a liposuction. Research suggests the decline in the number and viability of stems cells plays a role in the physical decline associated with aging. In fact, simply injected genetically-matched young mesenchymal stem cells into aged mice significantly increases their lifespan.

What is the procedure like? 

Bone Marrow Stem Cell Collection: Bone marrow stem cell collection is a minimally invasive out-patient procedure performed with local anesthetic. The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes. Most clients report a fleeting (5-10 second) pressure-like sensation upon withdrawal. The procedure is low-risk and does not leave scarring.

Adipose Stem Cell Collection: Stem cells can also be isolated from fat tissue collected during a liposuction or adipose-based procedure. Ordinarily, that tissue would go to waste. With Forever Labs, the valuable stem cells are extracted from the tissue and stored for your future use.

Each of us at Forever Labs has had the procedure. Feel free to reach out and talk to us about it.

Visit our Testimonials page to learn more!

Does research link stem cells to a healthier and longer life?

More than 500 registered human clinical trials use mesenchymal stem cells for treatment of age-related disease, and many trials are currently in phases II and III. Furthermore, young stem cell treatments in animal models suggest that these cells have the potential to increase healthspan, and possibly even lifespan. Ever-increasing evidence shows that these benefits may be replicated in humans as well.

See our Research page for more detailed information.

How do I retrieve my stem cells?

You can request your stem cells by contacting Forever Labs directly, or by logging into your account. They can then be shipped to a laboratory, clinic, or other biorepository worldwide for $300.

How many times do I have to store my stem cells? 

Just once!  Stem cells can be expanded by growing them in culture. This is often done in clinical trials using stem cells. Your cells are stored in multiple chambers, and can be accessed more than once.

When will I be able to use the stem cells that I have banked?

Currently, there are several hundred clinical trials using them for the treatment of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, dementia, and more. But clinical trials take several years to complete. We don’t want our cells to be that much older when we need them.
You can use your stem cells in the US when such a therapy has been approved by the FDA or send them to another jurisdiction where local laws may allow you to do so.

When will the cells be approved for use in the United States?

We estimate the first stem cell treatments to be approved within 5-10 years. Heart disease, stroke, and osteoarthritis are some of the most developed therapies, but it is difficult to say which indication will be approved first.

Check out our blog for the lastest news on stem cell research.

If my physician collects stem cells for a same-day treatment, can my banked stem cells be used instead?

We're happy to answer any and all questions! Contact us by email or phone at 1-888-344-8463.

Can stem cells be grown or expanded?

Yes. Stem cells can be expanded by growing them in culture, and this is often done in clinical trials using stem cells.

Does Forever Labs grow my stem cells?

No, Forever Labs does not grow stem cells for therapy but safely cryopreserves them so that they can be grown in the future.

I have another question that hasn't been answered here. 

According to the FDA, physicians may collect cells and inject them in the same procedure. However, if the cells are not used immediately, then they cannot be used in this manner.

What is the ideal age to bank my stem cells?

We collect and store stem cells for individuals aged 18 years and older. Ideally, the younger you are, the better. However, as the loss and decline of stem cells continues throughout one's life, and as this decline accelerates with age, storing at any age may provide benefits to your future self.

How do you collect stem cells? 

Bone marrow is a wellspring for stem cells including mesenchymal stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells. Adipose (fat) tissue is rich in mesenchymal stem cells. These stem cells can be collected from a small sample of your bone marrow from an aspiration, or fat tissue after a liposuction. Research suggests the decline in the number and viability of stems cells plays a role in the physical decline associated with aging. In fact, simply injected genetically-matched young mesenchymal stem cells into aged mice significantly increases their lifespan.

What is the procedure like? 

Bone Marrow Stem Cell Collection: Bone marrow stem cell collection is a minimally invasive out-patient procedure performed with local anesthetic. The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes. Most clients report a fleeting (5-10 second) pressure-like sensation upon withdrawal. The procedure is low-risk and does not leave scarring.

Adipose Stem Cell Collection: Stem cells can also be isolated from fat tissue collected during a liposuction or adipose-based procedure. Ordinarily, that tissue would go to waste. With Forever Labs, the valuable stem cells are extracted from the tissue and stored for your future use.

Each of us at Forever Labs has had the procedure. Feel free to reach out and talk to us about it.

Visit our Testimonials page to learn more!

Does research link stem cells to a healthier and longer life?

More than 500 registered human clinical trials use mesenchymal stem cells for treatment of age-related disease, and many trials are currently in phases II and III. Furthermore, young stem cell treatments in animal models suggest that these cells have the potential to increase healthspan, and possibly even lifespan. Ever-increasing evidence shows that these benefits may be replicated in humans as well.

See our Research page for more detailed information.

How do I retrieve my stem cells?

You can request your stem cells by contacting Forever Labs directly, or by logging into your account. They can then be shipped to a laboratory, clinic, or other biorepository worldwide for $300.

How many times do I have to store my stem cells? 

Just once! Stem cells can be expanded by growing them in culture. This is often done in clinical trials using stem cells. Your cells are stored in multiple chambers, and can be accessed more than once.

When will I be able to use the stem cells that I have banked?

Currently, there are several hundred clinical trials using them for the treatment of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, dementia, and more. But clinical trials take several years to complete. We don’t want our cells to be that much older when we need them.
You can use your stem cells in the US when such a therapy has been approved by the FDA or send them to another jurisdiction where local laws may allow you to do so.

When will the cells be approved for use in the United States?

We estimate the first stem cell treatments to be approved within 5-10 years. Heart disease, stroke, and osteoarthritis are some of the most developed therapies, but it is difficult to say which indication will be approved first.

Check out our blog for the lastest news on stem cell research.

If my physician collects stem cells for a same-day treatment, can my banked stem cells be used instead?

According to the FDA, physicians may collect cells and inject them in the same procedure. However, if the cells are not used immediately, then they cannot be used in this manner.

Can stem cells be grown or expanded?

Yes. Stem cells can be expanded by growing them in culture, and this is often done in clinical trials using stem cells.

Does Forever Labs grow my stem cells?

No, Forever Labs does not grow stem cells for therapy but safely cryopreserves them so that they can be grown in the future.

I have another question that hasn't been answered here. 

We're happy to answer any and all questions! Contact us by email or phone at 1-888-344-8463.


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