How does a guy from Philadelphia who spent nearly 40 years as an insurance executive come to be known worldwide as a visionary, humanitarian, and a voice in the wilderness in the world of adult stem cell treatment and medicine? By his tireless advocacy of the safety and effectiveness of adult stem cells (also known as repair stem cells) to help patients suffering from chronic medical conditions lead longer and more active lives.
Since 2003, Don Margolis, a graduate of Drexel University, has dedicated himself to helping patients cut through political and religious debates and concentrate on the science of stem cell medicine and stem cell treatments.
Raising awareness about stem cell treatment
"I am not a crusader," Don has said. "My only agenda is to help patients who are told that their medical conditions are untreatable when that’s simply not true 80% of the time."
Margolis describes his personal mission in life “to bring a major medical benefit to mankind.” In 2003, Don founded the world’s first stem cell treatment company, TheraVitae, with the help of Dr. Shimon Slavin, who Don considers the greatest stem cell doctor of all. Within 18 months TheraVitae had become the first stem cell venture in the world to treat heart patients who had previously lived with no hope.
In 2008, Don founded the Repair Stem Cell Institute (RSCI), a public affairs and repair stem cell advocacy organization. Since then, served by a world-class Science Advisory Board of doctors and researchers, all personally recruited by Don, RSCI has helped thousands of people to better understand the enormous healing potential of adult stem cells.
The truth about stem cells
Regular readers of the RSCI newsletter know that Don "tells it like it is" about why repair stem cells are not in widespread use in the developed world, especially the United States. Don wants you to know that "The public in every western democracy is just plain misinformed about stem cells, since so many of their politicians are owned by Big Pharma, which will never willingly allow repair stem cells to interfere with its profits of a quarter billion dollar per day."
Educate and Empower
Don shows no signs of slowing down or running out of ideas on how best to educate and empower those in need of the most effective medical treatment available: Adult stem cells. He continues to dedicate himself to guiding patients who may have lost hope to healthier, more active, and longer lives.