The most important thing you can do to promote stem cell research is to educate yourself about the work. There are a lot of questions out there – learn the facts.
You can learn about stem cell research when you click on Stem Cell Research Facts. You’ll also find answers there to some of the most common questions about stem cells. And you can follow the latest developments in stem cell breakthroughs when you click on Latest Stem Cell News.
People caring for those with chronic or debilitating disease understand why new scientific advances are so critical in the search for cures. These people are often the best advocates for funding stem cell research at the state and federal level. If you want to support funding for stem cell research, contact your local representative or call the NSCF to coordinate your community and state efforts. You can also contact your chamber of commerce or other community groups to help educate people about the long-term value of funding stem cell research. Many of the links on this page will take you to resources you can share. If you want additional help, contact NSCF.
If you see good, well-balanced stories about stem cell research, go online and post a thumbs-up to the publisher. When you see inaccurate stories about stem cell research, write a correction in the comments section of the publication and e-mail the reporter directly. Many publications list the reporter’s email address online.
Write your legislators. Let them know that you want to see cures for our most devastating diseases. Know what’s happening with stem cell policies.
Organ, Tissue and Bone Marrow Donation
Give the gift of life – become an organ and tissue donor. There are 100,000 people waiting for an organ transplant in the U.S. today. Many of them will not survive the wait. One individual donor can provide organs, bone and tissue for nearly 50 people in need. Visit organdonor.gov, donatelife.net or thenationalnetworkoforgandonors.org to find out what you can do.
You can also sign up to be a bone marrow donor. Bone marrow contains blood-forming stem cells that can regenerate the blood or immune system of someone who is receiving a bone marrow transplant for cancer and other illnesses. Sign up today at www.marrow.org.