Earlier in India it began as a means of letting her rest,
but over millennia it’s been taken as a justification to imprisonment.
Yes, it is a cause for celebration as one transitions towards womanhood.
In our country over 355 million women menstruate within the age of
12 to 50 yrs, where menstruation is a taboo among most societies.
The process is impure, the blood is wicked, and the vulva is the abode
of evil, yet no one seems to remember that all are born through this.
Since, requirement of a virgin bride is appealing to our society, insertion
in the vagina appears to be a taboo, hence most people utilise sanitary
pads instead of menstruation cups or tampons.
Landfills get choked with 113,000 tonnes of menstrual waste each year
[Yes, we are dumping our life saving blood]. So what if all the menstrual
flow is collected and donated which will cater to respective donors to
save their life in future.
During the whole menstrual cycle, all the menstruating people go through
some minor or major infections whether they are conscious about it or not.
Vaginal infection affects up to 3 out of 4 women at some point in their lifetimes.
They are also known as Mother Cells
Stem Cells can be replicated into cell that exists eg. RBCs, WBCs, nerve cells, muscle cells, bone marrow cells etc.
Treatment of cardiovascular diseases
Helps to heal incisions and wounds
Recovery of Orthopaedic conditions
Replaces damaged tissues, cells, nerves, cartilages and muscles
Helps to avoid surgeries and its complications
Can help to cure after cancer effects
It is considered a potential "off-the-shelf" treatment for a range of diseases and medical conditions.
They can be used across a wider range of application.
They can be multiplied for longer duration without damaging DNA.
With menSCs, multiple dosages are possible for therapeutic use for more than once.
It is a painless and harmless procedure allowing simple, easy and convenient collection.
It allows high patient safety since these cells are well tolerated, with no patient death, no toxicity, or any adverse side effects.
WOULD PEOPLE BE WILLING ?
PURPOSE - One hundred women 18 years of age or over were surveyed to understand attitudes and potential barriers to menstrual blood donation
RESULT - MenSC was met with a generally positive response, with 78% of menstruating women willing to donate menstrual blood.
CONCLUSION - Considering women's attitudes to MenSC and donation of menstrual blood, the future of MenSC therapy is positive; women are generally willing to donate menstrual blood, independent of age, perception of periods, and history of childbirth and blood donation.