The platelet-rich plasma used in regenerative medicine is derived from your own blood. A sample of blood is drawn and centrifuged to isolate the beneficial components for tissue healing. Because these samples are taken from your own body, they only include your own cells and will not be rejected or cause complications when they are injected.
In fact, studies have shown that PRP therapy is generally both safer and more practical than other cell therapies due to the fact that they are derived from the same person they are used to treat. This also eliminates the risk of contracting a variety of harmful diseases, such as HIV, West Nile Fever, hepatitis, and others.
One of the main concerns many individuals have with PRP is the risk of developing an infection or having their injection contaminated with bacteria or other harmful substances. However, many precautions are taken to avoid these issues.
The machines that are used to process blood samples are becoming increasingly effective at ensuring sterility throughout the PRP creation process. Many of these machines are compact in size and are able to be used in close proximity to the patients. This provides a secure environment and minimizes the chance of infection.
All things considered, the use of platelet-rich plasma provides a safe and effective treatment option that can be useful for a variety of patients with a wide range of injuries. All of the cells, platelets, and growth factors utilized in PRP hold great potential for regenerating damaged tissues.