What is an informed consent form or treatment consent form?
An informed consent form or treatment consent form outlines your role and what might happen to you. It should clearly provide a detailed description of the treatment or procedure in language you understand. It should explain your options for treatment, your rights and your responsibilities. A consent form is a good way to get information you need.
You should receive a consent form for any experimental stem cell treatment, even if the treatment is not part of a clinical trial. It should emphasize the unproven nature of the treatment and outline the specific risks associated with new stem cell therapies.
Once you have read and understood the consent form and have had your questions answered, the form should be signed by you (or your legal representative) and the person providing the information. You should receive a copy of this form.