I was surprised and honored to get an email from Dr. David Prentice this past weekend inviting me to Family Research Council’s Adult Stem Cells Saved My Life Education & Awareness Campaign premier in Kansas City this coming Saturday, Nov. 14th.
Sadly, when most people think of stem cells they think of those that come from embryos. They even think ESCs have been successful in producing some treatments or cures. However, only adult stem cells are now saving lives and offering real hope to patients with Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Leukemias, Lymphomas, Heart Damage, Juvenile Diabetes, Spinal Cord Injury, Sickle Cell Anemia, Multiple Sclerosis, and dozens of other diseases. As long-time readers of this blog know I try to keep track of all the ASC successes that I can. I even started blogging with another woman at Adult Stem Cell Awareness. Unfortunately, I get caught up with so many other things that I don’t get around to updates very often – and there’s always a LOT of updating to do!
The FRC event will showcase patient testimonies and a community website that will offer hope to patients and families seeking new treatments. If you are in the area please join us!! RSVP by calling 800-225-4008 or online at frc.org. The event is from noon – 3 p.m. at the Shawnee Town Hall: 11600 Johnson Drive, Shawnee , Kansas 66203 ( Kansas City Metro)
If you can’t make it, please browse my ASCR archive and read about some of the amazing things that have been done in this ethical field of stem cell research!
Also, a quick browse through my Google Alerts of the past two weeks found these stories:
Adult stem cells increased mobility for spinal cord injury patients
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi ‘feeling great’ after stem-cell treatment on hand (I couldn’t find a story explaining where the stem cells came from, but they are adult)
Experimental Stem Cell Therapy Raises Hope for Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients
Cell therapy for ulcers
First Use Of Antibody And Stem Cell Transplantation To Successfully Treat Advanced Leukemia
Gene and blood Stem Cell Therapy Technique Slows Brain Disease ALD
Stem Cells Repair Acute Lung Injury in Mice