So I started to search for information on stem cell treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis around a month ago (see hope can change your day). I decided to use Pinterest to pin whatever I found on stem cell treatments, looking for any rheumatoid arthritis studies or patient blogs. Some websites I could not pin because there was no image so I saved those on my computer. I will try to go through some of the information I have found.
Let me start with the #HopeForCristina event I ran into while researching this week. Cristina is in need of a bone marrow stem cell transplant. Cristina has MNGIE, a condition so rare only 70 people in the world have it; she is running against time as the disease takes a toll on her body. Her life expectancy is 30 and she is 22 years old now. To join in on this event all you need to do is tweet #HopeForCristina at 6:00 PM on May 9th 2012 to help Cristina find a donor! She is asking you to join donor lists. Canada has One Match, USA has Be The Match and Brazil has Redome these places will seen you a mouth swab test. Good luck Cristina! Continue reading