In earlier days girls were kept in isolation during their menstrual cycle as it was considered shameful. But, with time that opinion has changed and girls struggled hard to come out of that shell. And now, the recent research and development in medical science has proved that those uncomfortable days are not the thing of shame but have the power to save our as well as our sibling’s life. Thanks to menstrual stem cells. Exciting new research shows that menstrual blood which is discarded as an insanitary waste is a rich source of self-renewing stem cells that have a high potential to treat many ailments in the future. These cells hold the future potential to provide us a healthy life.

We do number of things to stay fit and healthy. We eat right, go to gym, try to get enough sleep, even gulp multivitamins and food supplements, but what more can we do to protect ourselves from the serious diseases and medical problems which may occur in future? Undoubtedly, it is not the prologue of any life insurance plan. It is about Life cell femme- the first and only menstrual blood cell banking service in India; which recently came into my knowledge, when I was reading Reader’s Digest. Series of advertisements made me inquisitive to know more about it and share this enthralling piece of knowledge with all my friends.

Few years back stem cell therapy was hardly known, especially, in India. But nowadays, it’s getting popular increasingly.  Stem cells are actually major cells of the body. These cells multiply rapidly and can differentiate into many other types of cells such as neural, cardiac, bone, fat, cartilage and possibly others; demonstrating great potential for cell therapy. Many devastating diseases can be cured by using these stem cells like-  Alzheimer’s Disease, Atherosclerosis, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and many others. Our menstrual fluid contains self-renewing stem cells that can be easily collected, processed and cryo-preserved for potential cellular therapies that may emerge in the future. The collection process for menstrual blood is painless and hassle free. The collection can be done at the privacy and convenience of home using a ‘Menstrual Cup’ – a conical shaped medical grade silicon cup which can collect up to 30 ml of menstrual blood. The menstrual cup is a reusable product, approved by US FDA and is used as an alternative to sanitary napkin or tampon globally. Life cell femme chargers some amount to provide these services. One can see the fee plan and all the necessary details related to this technology on their website- or contact them on this toll free no-1800-202-5757 or SMS ‘femme’to 53456.

Lisa Ray, a famous model cum actress, was totally shattered and disappointed when she was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma-a rare form of blood cancer. But, with the help of stem cell therapy she has not only successfully won this battle but also enjoying her work and life once again. Today she is a true testimony of how stem cell therapy could be a boon to someone who has lost all hopes of recovery and proudly associated with Life Cell Femme.

Advantages of Menstrual Blood Stem Cells 

  •  Higher Potential compared to similar cells from the bone marrow, and hence can potentially be used across a wider range of applications.
  •  Higher proliferative properties compared to similar cells from bone marrow. Allows them to multiply for longer duration without damages to DNA and hence larger numbers can be obtained on expansion from small initial numbers.
  • Multiple Dosages are possible by obtaining unlimited numbers of purified mesenchymal stem cells for therapeutic use for more than once.
  •  Painless and harmless procedure allowing simple, easy & convenient collection of menstrual blood.
  • High Patient safety since these cells are well tolerated, with no patient deaths, no toxicity or any adverse side effects reported thus holding the potential for a large-scale clinical use.

So friends you have the power of regeneration, preserve it.


9 responses »

  1. nadi says:

    very interesting, Deepika

  2. Dear Deepika,

    A very informative, interesting and much needed piece of writing. A good one.

  3. gc1963 says:

    An extremely useful article which I am forwarding to my female friends and relatives with your permission.

  4. Thanx for your highly informative article! It comes as an eye opener.Hope you won’t mind if I pass this informative piece over to many other feminine friends. Will wait for your answer. Thanx again.

  5. vimalaramu says:

    Talk of recycling! Our body produces the replacement too. A very informative article,Deepika.

  6. Beyniaz says:

    Very handy information. The cost of registration is rather high but then this can be a lifesaver. Stem cells can be harvested from a wisdom tooth too. Again the cost of registering is high.

  7. Shernaz says:

    Deepika, this is a very informative article…I had heard about this earlier but now I will forward this to my daughters…thanks a lot

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