…human embryonic stem cells don’t. Here’s another success story from OneNewsNow.com about a man who was cured of tracheal cancer using adult stem cell therapy. http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1518352
Yet, in spite of conclusive evidence, researchers insist on continuing to destroy human embyos for the sake of exploration that holds no promise. Non-profit organizations, such as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, don’t get it either. They keep promoting such heathen methods regardless of their fruitlessness. Even worse, they continue to raise funds for programs that are supposed to save lives, but actually take them in the process. Easy for me to say? Not really. My family includes many persons with Type I diabetes (including myself and my son). We used to support the JDF, enthusiastically participating in their annual walk and pushing to for contributions. No more. Once we discovered that the research they were doing was based on human embryonic stem cells, we quit, and will have nothing more to do with them.
Most of us know someone with a chronic disease and likely we contribute to some kind of effort to find a cure. Before you contribute, do your homework. If the organization uses embryos for their research, don’t support them. Voice your displeasure and let them know that there’s proven success with adult stem cells, but not with embryonic ones. They have a choice, and so do you.