The Gift of Immortal Cells – Henrietta Lacks
Henrietta Lacks died of cancer in 1951. Foe some reason her cells were able to exist after she dies, something that was not possible before. Johns Hopkins University used these cells to replicate billions of copies which are still sold today as HELA cells, to laboratories worldwide.
Her family was not told about Henrietta’s contribution to science until 25 years later – they felt cheated and violated for not being told. Up to this date they have never received any rolalties or compensation.
We should wonder … Why??? Look at the video and form your opinion.
(Thanks to Eton Anthony Thomas Sr. for sending this video to us).