There are currently no FDA-approved treatments for kidney disease that use stem cells, but researchers are conducting clinical trials to test whether stem cell-based therapies for kidney diseases are safe and effective in humans. The website ClinicalTrials.gov has the most up-to-date information about the status of these trials; click here for their list of clinical trials which are currently recruiting volunteers. Please direct inquiries about specific clinical trials to the contacts listed on ClinicalTrials.gov, as the HSCI is not enrolling any volunteers in clinical trials.
- The National Kidney Foundation has a dedicated phone line and email address for patient and caregiver inquiries.
- The International Society for Stem Cell Research has information on what to consider when joining a clinical trial.