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To: DaveLoneRanger; Born Conservative

They could have included Amyloidosis, the disease that killed my Dad in October. He was diagnosed too late. If we had known sooner, he could have gotten a bone marrow transplant using his own stem cells. They would have harvested them from his blood.

I bitterly resent every dime wasted on embryonic stem cell research. I hope to raise money to increase education and awareness of this awful disease so that fewer people will suffer like my Father did.


2 posted on 03/13/2005 4:41:31 PM PST by The Game Hen (www.amyloidosis.org)
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To: The Game Hen
Condolences on the passing of your father.

I agree with you.  We should be doing more research with nonembryonic stem cells.

I have an illness, now in remission, which pretty much will inevitably recur.  I continue with periodic "preventive maintenance" chemo therapy.  In April some of my stem cells will be harvested and stored against the day this annoying little beast rears its head again.

I wish your Dad, and all who will become ill with these diseases, had been diagnosed in time to benefit from these wonderful medical technologies. 

4 posted on 03/13/2005 5:02:50 PM PST by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: The Game Hen; DaveLoneRanger

My son died almost 20yrs ago, from Acute Myeloid leukemia...he badly needly a bone marrow transplant, but we had no matching donor....he died....

I am disheartend of course, that he died....how I wish the technology of using umbilical cord blood was available to us at that time...

So many children die of leukemia every single year...hopefully the use of umbilical cord blood will change that, so that no child need ever die from this absolutely ghastly disease...


5 posted on 03/13/2005 5:11:51 PM PST by andysandmikesmom
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To: The Game Hen

I agree with you...all this damn money and time going into embryonic stem cell research could be going into adult stem cell research that is yielding treatments NOW...not years or decades in the future and without the Nazi-like experimentation that goes with it...


7 posted on 03/13/2005 6:40:09 PM PST by NATIVEDAUGHTER
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To: The Game Hen

I agree with you...all this damn money and time going into embryonic stem cell research could be going into adult stem cell research that is yielding treatments NOW...not years or decades in the future and without the Nazi-like experimentation that goes with it...


9 posted on 03/13/2005 6:42:48 PM PST by NATIVEDAUGHTER
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