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How to find a medically-reputable service/advice for cryo-storing tissue
May 12, 2014 11:07 AM   Subscribe

The way modern medical therapies are going, it seems that decades from now it would be advantageous to have a source of your more youthful cells or tissue stored long ago and available if needed. So I should investigate storing some now, but know little about this. How do I find out which kind(s) of tissue would be the best choice to store, and how do I select a cryo-storage service with an excellent medical reputation for harvesting, storing and successfully delivering tissue in a medically-useful state?

I asked my GP doctor about this. He thought it was a good idea, but didn't know enough about that area to offer much advice. I've poked about online, but don't want to just take consumer-facing company PR websites at face value.
How do I learn how to best go about this, or get knowledgeable recommendations? (Personal experiences and anecdotes also welcome.)

I'm in California, but I'm not ruling out services in other countries.
posted by anonymisc to Health & Fitness (1 answer total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
My internist is working with a company to harvest patients' stem cells for future use; here's information about this (he's in New York City).
posted by DMelanogaster at 12:12 PM on May 12


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