Women's HERstory Month: Henrietta Lacks
Mar 09, 2021
I'm kicking Women's history month off with a woman who we SHOULD ALL be grateful for- Henrietta Lacks!
Henrietta Lacks' cells were stolen from her by her doctor and used to not only make billions of dollars within the science industry, but they were also used to test the vaccine that saved millions of lives during the height of the Polio epidemic, develop HPV vaccines, develop IVF treatments, and preventing viruses such as Zika, Measles, HIV, herpes, and mumps from becoming viral infections.
All of this...without her family ever receiving a cent.
Let's put some respect on her name!