It seems like Mayo is putting the cart in front of the horse. They write about all the possibilities for regenerative medicine and get patients hopes up. In reality, as far as I can tell no procedures have finished clinical trials and been approved, Right now the only thing Medicare will cover related to stem cells is therapies for a handful of cancers. Not regenerative. These procedures cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. It doesn't seem like Mayo should be concerned about diversity yet.
I have AMD and at first, I thought there might be some hope, but now I doubt there will be anything in my lifetime.
Valid points! I also have AMD and there are some trials out there – not related to regenerative medicine…ask your Retina Doctor.
As for the regenerative medicine clinic at Mayo, they appear to be aggressively developing this exciting new sector! They are actually regenerating donated lungs that perhaps are not quite transplantable!
Agreed they r not quite there, but I believe they r well underway with it. Yes, it will take time…in the meantime baby steps!