What is the Difference Between Autologous and Allogeneic?
The source of your regenerative cells determines whether it’s autologous or allogeneic.
- Autologous: the cells are from you
- Allogenic: the cells are from a donor
At GIOSTAR Chicago, the medical team uses regenerative cells obtained from your own body.
However, when it comes to the efficacy of autologous versus allogeneic in regenerative medicine, studies show that both are effective. Of course, as a fairly new area of science and medicine, researchers are still uncovering the benefits of autologous and allogeneic cells.
If you’re seeking treatment for a blood-related condition, such as sickle cell anemia or leukemia, you may prefer allogeneic cells from umbilical cord samples or bone marrow.
When using autologous cells extracted from your own adipose, or fat tissue, the extraction is minimally invasive and the medical team can get more regenerative cells from the sample.
The team at GIOSTAR Chicago follows a very strict protocol when obtaining your fat sample and extracting your stem cells to ensure safety, as well as that you get as many stem cells as possible for your transplant to get the most benefits.
Additionally, because GIOSTAR Chicago only uses autologous generated cells, there are no moral or religious concerns with treatment.
While autologous and allogeneic regenerative cells both offer benefits, effectiveness ultimately comes down to the scientist in the lab responsible for isolating the cells. When seeking regenerative cell therapy, the staff at GIOSTAR Chicago recommend you do your research not only on the treatment itself but also on the provider conducting the extraction and transplant so you can make an informed decision about your treatment.
If you’d like to know more about regenerative cell therapy, call GIOSTAR Chicago to talk to a member of the medical team or set up your complimentary consultation today using the online booking feature.