I live in the states and have bronchiectasis. At the end of December, I went to the Lung Institute for stem cell treatment for my lungs.
They remove some of my blood and bone marrow (more aggressive) and remove the stem cells and reintroduce the stem cells back into my system. The stem cells then migrate to the scaring in my lungs and start to repair the damaged issue. It will take about 3-4 months for me to notice a difference. I also am taking a med that will incourage the cells to do their job. It will not correct the weakening of the airway walls which is a sign of bronchiectasis.
Since this is a fairly new procedure, it is not covered under any insurance, so it is all out of pocket ($12,000). So I had to think long and hard before proceeding. Will it be a waste of money? I'm hoping not. But I feel I needed to take the chance.
The Lung Institute has 4 clinics in the states and will be opening 2 more this year. I have heard a lot of good feedback about the Lung Institute.
Hope this helps with answering question, Beth