Well, in my research today I came across a very interesting website that I felt was somewhat relevant or possibly could be in the future.
While I chose to donate the cord blood from the birth of my 2 children, apparently new research has determined that stem cells collected from menstrual blood may also be the key to treating life threatening diseases, not only in ourselves, but in our parents, siblings, and children as well. Such life threatening diseases as Alzheimers, Osteoporosis, heart disease, strokes, and Parkinsons.
C'elle, a service dedicated to helping women collect the precious stem cells in the privacy of their own home, has come up with a non-invasive method of collecting and preserving these cells each month. These menstrual cells are processed and cryo-preserved (stored at a very low temperature) for potential cellular therapies that may be used in the future. These self-renewing cells one day may even be used for sports medicine or cosmeceutical treatments, such as anti-aging therapies.
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C'elle is currently running a "Caring is Sharing" promotion where a woman can order C'elle for herself and get a second for free to give to a friend or loved one.
While some may find this controversial, I find it fascinating and encouraging that something this simple could save the life of a loved one some day, or even my own life. If I knew that I could help cure one of my children from a life threatening illness, you can bet that I would NOT think twice about doing anything.
I encourage you to check out the site at http://www.celle.com/ and use promotion code 241 to get the "Sharing is Caring" offer.
C'elle's goal is to empower women to not only take care of their own future health, but the health of those closest to them.