While stem cell therapies hold promise for the treatment of a variety of serious diseases, for most conditions, these treatments are still years in the future. With a few exceptions—such as some blood or immune system disorders and some bone, skin, and corneal diseases or injuries that can be treated by grafting tissue derived from these parts of the body—stem cell therapy is not approved for use in the United States.
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