More Irish patients travelling abroad to get untested stem cell therapies

A growing number of Irish people are travelling abroad for unproven stem cell therapies, according to the Irish Stem Cell Foundation, which has raised concerns about the practice.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
22nd May, 2010

A growing number of Irish people are travelling abroad for unproven stem cell therapies, according to the Irish Stem Cell Foundation, which has raised concerns about the practice.

It said that many people with incurable diseases were spending large sums of money on stem cell treatments overseas when there was no evidence that these would deliver any benefit. The foundation will publish a position paper on a range of untested stem cell therapies this week.

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