There is alot of misinformation out there about stem cells. Most people do not understand that there are several different sources of stem cells. I personaly am not ok with embryonic stem cell and most of the research that I have read shows that embryonic stems cells have a history of creating tumors. I have talked with many parents who have done umbilical cord or adults stem cells with their children. The feedback that I have gotten has been amazing.
Because this is a topic that is changing so rapidly instead of trying to explain it I would suggest that you join the group BIA4Kids@yahoogroups.com for the most current information on stem cells and children with a brain injury.