Every woman throws away the menstrual blood in every cycle. It has been considered as a waste. In the menstrual cycle a series of physiological changes occur. Menstruation, which involves flow of blood from the uterus through the vagina, occurs mainly in human and also in few animals. The blood, which is thrown away in every cycle, is rich in stem cell. Have you ever imagined that this blood can actually save life of millions? Yes, it can. Recent experiments and studies have proved that the menstrual blood cure life threatening diseases. It is said that there is wonder in women. Now it has been proved that what is to be thrown away by a woman in the monthly cycle is also as wonderful as her.
Experiments have showed that these are stem cells in menstrual blood. The stem cells are rich in white blood cells. Now this blood rich in stem cells can repair the damaged or the dying cells. Stem cells can be of three types, Hematopoietic stem cells, Mesenchymal stem cells and Endothelial stem cells. The Hematopoietic stem cells help to produce three types of blood cells, which help in circulation. They are white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. The Mesenchymal stem cells help to differentiate into chondrocytes, myocytes and many more. They are often termed as the gate keeper of bone marrow.
Now blood rich in stem cells are found in umbilical cord blood too. But they are available in abundant for an adult. Moreover, few controversies have been raised with the umbilical cord blood cells. The controversy says that it destroys several human embryos. Few ethical groups have raised this view. However, the menstrual blood does give place for any controversy. Hence the ethical groups should not have any doubts or any question regarding usage of menstrual blood to cure various. The menstrual blood has not yet been tried on humans. But it has been tested on animal and in the laboratories. The result of usage of menstrual blood has been very successful. Hence, few health centers have made arrangements to collect the menstrual blood.
Dr. Borlongan has said: Menstrual blood offers an adult stem cell alternative that circumvents the ethical and logistical limitations of embryonic stem cells and their retrieval offers greater ease and with a wider window of opportunity for harvest than other adult stem cells. In the recent days, we are sure to see that the menstrual blood is curing disease and it will definitely change the face of human science. The discovery is a contribution to mankind. The surprising fact of the invention is that the thing which we throw away and is available in abundant can do wonder for us. The project id young project but today several scientists are coming forwarding to contribute in the field of stem cells.
It has been seen that the menstrual blood rich in stem cells are a medicine for stroke. This blood is safe and they are unlike embryonic stem cells, which involves a bit of risk.