Stem Cell Cost. How much money should you budget if you plan to undergo stem cell treatment? Well, we made a list of what some people spent on their stem cell procedures. The information contained in this post on stem cell cost is sourced from various media reports. Here you go:
Jeffrey Weiss clinical trial. Vanna Belton reportedly spent $20,000 in order to participate in the trial.
Stemedica (which treated hockey legend Gordon Howe). According to the San Diego Tribune, the stem cell cost for the hockey great’s stem cell therapy is equivalent to $30,000.
So the company provided the treatment gratis but it generated millions worth of publicity so its a win-win for them and Howe.
Vannoni’s Stamina method. We wrote a post about this controversial Italian stem cell entrepreneur in the following link: Davide Vannoni Stem Cell Therapy.
According to Nature Magazine, a patient who underwent treatment under him spent €18,000 (US$20,000). More from nature.com:
But on 24 October, 52-year-old Andrea Zicchieri appeared in a tell-all report on the Italian television news channel La7, complete with video documentation. Zicchieri, who has a motor-neuron disease, said he had paid €18,000 (US$20,000) for a cycle of three treatments in Tbilisi between July and September that had been arranged with Vannoni.
StemGenex. According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, a stem cell therapy procedure in this California-based medical group costs $14,900.
Dr. Dave Woynarowski ReHealth Stem Cell. According to healthsafari.com, this clinic which is based in Guadalajara, Mexico charges $17,000.
Recovery from sports injury. How much do athletes spend on their stem cell treatments to recover from their injuries sooner than later? Sports Illustrated has some info back in 2014:
One NFL linebacker paid $6,000 a pop for a 1-milliliter vial of donated placenta tissue containing stem cells to be injected into each of his beat-up knees this offseason—but asked for his name not to be used in this story because he didn’t tell his team’s medical staff.
That’s it for now. We will update this post once we get more figures for 2016 and 2017.
We bet our asses though that celebrities — who undergo stem cell therapy — ain’t paying any for their stem cell treatments if they generate publicity while very sick people who are desperate to find a cure will have to pay thousands of dollahs.