This a website that gives current
information about adult
stem cell transplants. My name is Jane Erickson,
and I live in New Jersey. I had a stem cell transplant in
August of 2005 to quell the ravages of Systemic Scleroderma.
I am one of 11 people nationally to have participated in
the ASSIST trial over a three year period. To date, the
improvements have been so dramatic that it was clear
a site was needed for interested patients and
family members to learn about Stem Cell Transplants and
judge for themselves if this is right for them.
Technology is moving at such a fast pace that these new techniques
are becoming available faster than ever before. Researchers have
long been frustrated at the length of time it takes to get these
techniques to the public. It seems that some of this frustration
may be lessening.
Currently, there are over 140 diseases which will benefit from an adult
stem cell transplant. Consult the list provided. You will get information
on how to find clinical trials, how to
find if your disease currently has a clinical trails, or if it is an
In My Story, I briefly give an overview of the last 4 years from
diagnosis of Systemic Scleroderma to stem cell transplant.
Wrinkles is the whole story from Diagnosis in
2002 to Stem Cell Transplant in 2005. Excerpts will be printed here.
Physicians and researchers who are leading the field of Stem Cell
Research will be providing information about protocols and
latest information, once a month. Current News will
be updated regularly.
An explanation of how an Autologous (using your own stem cells)
stem cell transplant works appears in Stem Cell Transplant
I invite you to tell your story or ask questions in Viewpoint
Although I am not a doctor, I am available as an advocate,
a kindred spirit who knows where you have been, and wants to
tell you about where I am now.
Stem Cell Transplant
One Year Update
List of Treatable Diseases
Health Monitoring Equipment