Again I’m late to the party, but here’s an article about the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona using autologous stem cell transplant for serious Crohn’s disease.
It’s a pretty serious treatment as it uses chemotherapy in the process to “reset” your immune system before replanting your own stem cells back into your body.
“Reset your immune system” you ask? “That sounds like a big deal”.
Indeed it is. In the two month procudure, the second round of chemo totally knocks out your immune system. The stem cells taken from you earlier in the process are then transplanted back into you.