The ‘Unwarranted Hype’ of Stem Cell Therapies

August 22, 2019

(BBC) – That’s where crowdfunding comes into its own. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association identified 408 US campaigns for stem cell treatment on YouCaring and GoFundMe, with more than $7m sought and 13,050 donor pledges. The clinics often actively encourage these campaigns: one at Northwestern Medicine has a handbook with a section on “soliciting methods”. The campaigns often underplay potential risks or omit them entirely.