Ore. man gets results from stem cell transplant

Posted: July 29, 2014 at 1:52 am

by Cathy Marshall, KGW Staff

kgw.com

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Updated today at 8:20 PM

PORTLAND-- An Oregon man with multiple sclerosis is seeing remarkable results after a stem cell transplant.

All aspects of my life have improved, said 28-year-old Dan Tiel, I dont even walk with a cane anymore.

Tiel's mother first learned of the clinical trial at Northwestern University while doing research on Facebook.

I had been searching for hope for 10 years and this was the first time I really felt it, Gina Tiel said.

Dr. Richard Burt said about 80 patients a year are getting the stem cell transplants at Northwestern for a variety of autoimmune diseases.

We give them their own stem cells that we collect from their blood and it regenerates a new immune system, he explained.

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