Stem cell therapy provides a life saving option.

What are stem cells?

Cells are the basic units of life. However are you aware, that there are cells in your body with an ability not like the others. These cells are able to transform into the others. These cells are called stem cells. Stem cells are unspecialized cells which differentiate into more cells, and also are present in the embryo during pregnancy. These cells are pluripotent, with the unique quality of being able to turn into most cells of the body, lung, brain, skin, etc. The trillions of cells in the human body came about from these very father cells.
Stem Cells

Where do stem cells come from?

From conception in the womb, a human embryo relies on the flexibility of the stem cell to form into the complex being it is, with many organs. Stem cells are present all the way through adulthood, where they hide in niches local to their respective tissues or organs, prepared to replace nearby damaged cells. For example, when an injury arises in your body, stem cells are employed in the process of creating replacement cells for the injury.

The range of transformations that a stem cell may undergo decreases with age, a developing embryo's stem cell has more paths to embark, as opposed to stem cells in the niches of adult bodies, where they only activate to carry the functions of its local organ or tissue.

Stem cells employed in lifesaving therapies

These stem cells, whether in from an adult or baby, can provide treatment for a cancer-affected patient. When a patient has certain area of damage within the body, to the point where they cannot regenerate, stem cells from a donor can be employed to replace those damaged cells. However these methods may not fulfill the idea of "lifesaving".

Stem cells can be extracted from niches in the adult body, however one dangerous method of extracting such is extraction from the embryo, which essentially damages the embryo. The advantage of extraction of these transformer-cells from the new embryo over those in the adult body, is that stem cells may only specialize into a cell particular to the niche of the organ it resides in. However, when stem cells are extracted from an embryo, it is killed.

Murderous therapy is not good therapy

Embryonic stem cell therapy being used to save a life is a violation to ethics in nearly every body of ideas in society. Every major religion has stated in their sacred text that embryonic killing is murder. In the Abrahamic religions of Judaism and Christianity, the Old Testament states "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart,” - Jeremiah 1:5. In addition, nearly every medical textbook definition concludes that the beginning of life is exactly at the moment in time when the woman’s egg fuses with the man’s sperm.

The Conclusion

Adult stem cells can be just as effective as stem cells from embryos. With simple diagnosis of the location of damaged tissue in a patient, and ejection of these corresponding stem cells in an adult donor, one can provide a lifesaving option for another in need, without the unnecessary fetus exchange.