Tomorrow September 23, 2009 is Stem Cell Awareness Day as proclaimed by Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA) and Jim Doyle (WI). Stem Cell Awareness Day was conceived by the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) which presides over a 3 billion dollar budget for embryonic stem cell and cloning research. The mission:
For the millions of people around the world who suffer from incurable diseases and injury, Stem Cell Awareness Day is a day to celebrate the scientific advances made to-date and be hopeful of what is yet to come.
So I will do just that. And I ask you to join me. On September 23rd, write, blog, e-mail and talk about the many advancements in ADULT stem cell research that are already helping patients and making their lives better whether in the United States or around the world. Let us make people aware of the difference between the life-affirming adult stem cell research that is making great progress and the life-destroying embryonic stem cell research that has yet to even begin human trials.