Family Research Council

Good Morning America Returns with Adult Stem Cells


By Tony Perkins
March 01, 2013

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Robin Roberts recently returned as co-anchor of Good Morning America. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. She had been on medical leave for several months for treatment of a bone marrow disorder called MDS, a disease which can often be a precursor to leukemia. She was treated with bone marrow and adult stem cells from her older sister, Sally-Ann. It's so heartening to see Ms. Roberts overcome this disease and come back so vibrant. What most people don't know is that adult stem cells are treating over 60,000 people a year around the world for dozens of diseases. Besides bone marrow and blood diseases like MDS, leukemia and sickle cell anemia, adult stem cells, including cells from umbilical cord blood, are showing tremendous success at helping patients with heart damage, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and many other conditions. Adult stem cells are saving lives and improving health. We need more focus on the only successful stem cell for patients--adult stem cells. You can see other examples of people who, like Robin Roberts, have overcome health problems by using therapies with adult stem cells, at stemcellresearchfacts.org.

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