Doctors look toward the future of stem cell procedures

Cryogenically freezing stem cells may sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but some Long Island residents are embracing the idea.

According to doctors, stem cells found in blood and bone marrow can transform themselves into any other cell in the body.

Currently, doctors use adult stem cells to treat leukemia and lymphoma.

Craig Colasanti says he had the procedure done so that he is prepared for the future, whatever it may bring.

However, some Long Island residents say the price is much too high.

The cost of the procedure itself is $7,500 and an extra $700 each year for storage.

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