The glossary, on the web at http://www.hopecell.org/
“When I first heard of stem cell treatment, I had a lot of research to do,” says Cass, a stem cell patient success and the co-founder of HopeCell.org. “I wanted to know all about stem cells, and there weren't too many resources that explained the subject clearly and simply, without requiring other research just to understand what I was reading.” As Cass was on frequent dialysis and had doctors' advising getting a kidney transplant, she had a high interest in finding an alternate solution. She soon found a provider of kidney stem cell therapy that suited her needs and successfully underwent the treatment.
“Having had such success with my treatment, I wanted to bring hope to other patients who are in the position I was in. That's why I co-founded HopeCell.org. This glossary represents an important step for patients looking for solutions—the step of gaining an understanding of what options are available, and how the potentials of stem cell treatment may apply to their situation.”
Besides the glossary, HopeCell.org has two other pages specifically addressed to education of patients. One describes briefly the history of stem cell research and treatment. The other addresses a common confusion between embryonic stem cell research and adult stem cell therapy.
“I will never tell you a stem cell treatment will cure you, but I think it’s important to know there are new, safe choices out there that may assist in your well-being,”
To view the stem cell glossary of terms, visit http://www.hopecell.org/