Checklist for parents planning to use stem cell treatment for their child with cerebral palsy

Checklist for parents planning to use stem cell treatment for their child with cerebral palsy

If you are planning to use stem cell treatment for your child, carefully consider each point in the checklist.

If you are planning to use stem cell treatment for your child, carefully consider the following points:

  1. What information is available about the donor cells?
  2. Who donated them?
  3. Was that person healthy?
  4. Is there a risk that my child could be infected with a serious disease as a result of this treatment?
  5. How will the treatment be given?
  6. How much will this treatment cost?
    Remember that there is always more than a dollar cost. Think about the disruption to the rest of the family as a result of travelling overseas; the safety of the destination; loss of earnings.
  7. What qualifications do the people giving the treatment have?
  8. What follow-up and treatment evaluation will they offer?

This page last reviewed 12 November 2018.
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