Women can bank on menstrual blood stem cells to cure illness

Hindustan Times
West India

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, March 09, 2011

It is not too late for women, who did not store their umbilical cord for stem cells therapy. On the occasion of Women’s Day on Tuesday, LifeCell International, a private stem cell bank, introduced LifeCell Femme, a menstrual blood stem cell banking service. With this service, blood collected during a woman’s menstrual period can be processed to harvest stem cells, which can be introduced into the woman’s body if detected with illnesses such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis and certain heart ailments.

“Menstruation has so far been associated with pain and stress. However, with the possibility of harvesting stem cells from menstrual blood, women are going to be luckier than men,” Mayur Abhaya, executive director, LifeCell International, said.

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Another gimmick on women’s bodies????

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.