Henrietta Lacks and Health Care Leadership

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Did you know abour Henrietta Lacks?

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    HeLa Cells and why they are important


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    Henrietta Lacks did nothing remarkable in her life. She developed immortal cancer cells. Not because she was brilliant or talented. It was a total quirk of fate for which she deserves no recognition at all.
     
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    Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman whose cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, the first immortalized cell line and one of the most important cell lines in medical research
     
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    You seem to be in a tiny minority..
     
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    What did Henrietta Lacks do? Did she discover the cells? Develop the research? What ability did she bring? None. All discoveries were made after her death.
     
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    She donated her cancer cells which to you or me is no big deal but it is in the medical community.
     
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    I looked her up. She lit a lot of black kids' fire about learning about biochemistry. I predict that something good will come of it. Maybe even another George Washington Carver. Every kid needs a hero to make something of him or herself. I give her a pass with love.:thanks:Thanks for giving millions of people a second chance at life with researchers enabled to do great things with your amazing cells, Henrietta Lacks.
     

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