Classification of the application of Stem Cells

Allogeneic or heterologous:

The donor is someone other than the patient, may be a relative (allogeneic transplant related donor) or an anonymous donor (allogeneic transplant from an anonymous donor). The best example of this is the blood transfusion.




Autologous:

The donor stem cells is the patient himself, which is the transplant recipient.

Xenotransplantation:

It is the transplantation of organs or tissue from other animal species to humans, the best known example is that has been isolated from animal tissue it produces insulin (islet) for human consumption.




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