Banking on the Future

Posted by JMom | Friday, April 03, 2009 | | 0 comments »

When you mention menstruation, people tend to squirm and get all uncomfortable about it. For a lot of people it is still a taboo subject not to be talked about. Stem cells about in menstrual blood and are a vital source of regeneration and repair. After all, aren't stem cells the stuff that life is made of? Stem cells have a unique ability to differentiate into different types of cells. That is what gives women to 'grow' another being in their womb. The stem cells that they carry are the building blocks that provide the means for a fetus to become viable; for it to develop the various cells needed to create a living person.

C'elle has created the means of collecting and storing stem cells from menstrual blood that could potentially a means to save life one day. Research has shown that stem cells play an important role in combating several deadly diseases such as breast cancer, heart disease, spinal cord damage, diabetes, cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS).

When you mention stem cells you'll get varying reactions from indifference, ambivalence to downright fanaticism. Me, I have always been one to hold an opinion until I know more about an issue. I read some of the posts on the C'elle Blog and found some of the information on there to be enlightening.

If you're able to do it, it makes sense to save your own stem cells for the future. C'elle is a pioneer in banking of stem cells and they have made huge strides towards making the process more convenient and more accessible for more people. Check the website and the blog, read what is published then decide whether this is something that is right for you.