Henrietta Lacks

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She died long ago but still continues to save a lot of lives!

Henrietta Lacks succumbed after fighting a long battle with the cervical cancer in 1951. But still, she has been saving hundreds of lives every year. She is someone whose death still to saves so many lives. But the most disheartening part of the story is that she has barely been recognized. If you too are thinking why, then here’s the answer:

After her death, doctors cultured her cells without seeking consent from her family. The whole story of those cells as well as the medical advancements from them, are revealed in the book named The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, written by Rebecca Skloot.         Source: npr.org  Rebeccaskloot