Pros and Cons to Stem Cell Treatments

Pros and Cons to Stem Cell Treatments

If you ever had an injury, a disease, a need for an organ transplant, or something to fix the tissue of your organs or skin, you’ve probably relied on

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If you ever had an injury, a disease, a need for an organ transplant, or something to fix the tissue of your organs or skin, you’ve probably relied on methods that take time and effort to repair and treat your problem.

With an injury, it might take a while for that to heal depending on how serious the injury is. With a disease, it can be treated and go away with proper treatment, or it might be a fatal disease. With an organ transplant, you’d probably wait a year or two, maybe several years, to get that transplant because the amount of donors aren’t sufficient to provide for the amount of patients that need these transplants and because getting the right organ for your body is tricky, to say the least.

You can repair tissue damage with stem cells, especially when there is tissue damage on your organs or your skin, and it won’t take so long to heal from it if you weren’t going to take stem cells to treat it.

Stem cell research can do a lot of good for society. They can be used for regenerative medicine and therapeutic cloning, they provide potential for finding treatments and cures for a plethora of medical issues, they can be used to treat cancers and Brain diseases, we can learn a lot from stem cells pertaining to human growth and cell development through cell research, and stem cells can be used to repair or replace damaged organs.

There is a lot of debate about stem cell research. It mostly originates from the ethical dilemma that some people have about scientists making a life out of stem cells, how some people have an issue about destroying blastocysts because of their belief in life starting at conception, and how there is no telling whether cloning will backfire on humanity or not.

Pros

  1. Can be used for regenerative medicine and therapeutic cloning: It can be used to help regenerate damaged cells in your body or in your organs or in your arteries. It can also be used in cloning and cloning could be used to clone extra cells, organs, food, livestock, etc. It’s good for healing, and it’s good if you ever want to clone food and organs. The organs cloning is a good thing because there’s always someone who is in need of a good organ and good
  1. Provides potential for finding treatments and cures for a plethora of medical issues: Because it is regenerative medicine and because you can use it to duplicate cells and organs and a bunch of other stuff with cells and DNA, stem cells can be used for treatments and cures for a lot of medical issues. So, instead of depending on stuff like chemotherapy for cancers and antibiotics whenever you have pneumonia, stem cells can be useful to treat your symptoms and help you get well quicker and without much side effects.
  1. Stem cells can be used to treat Diseases like cancers, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and more by replacing damaged or diseased tissue: Because it is regenerative, it can replace damaged or diseased tissue and treat cancers and other diseases that way since it can be used to replace the damaged cells that cancers, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and more produce. Also, it helps keep your body safe from these diseases’ attacks on your body while you seek treatment to cure you of these Diseases and cancers.
  1. Endless potential to learn about stem cells that pertain to human growth and cell development: You can learn a lot about human growth and cell development from stem cell research; by doing so, you can learn how to treat and/or prevent relevant diseases and ailments. It’ll save money on hospital bills, at the very least.
  1. Repairs or replaces damaged organs: You don’t have to wait too long to get a heart or liver transplant because scientists could easily clone a perfectly good heart or liver with stem cells in no time. In any case, cloning organs with stem cells is better than waiting for donors to give your organs to survive.

Cons

  1. Destroys blastocysts: becomes an ethical problem because some people believe that life begins at conception and that to destroy it, even at the blastocyst stage, is unacceptable.
  1. The theological problem (For the people who believe that God created humanity and don’t believe the theory of evolution): Because of ‘taking on the role of God’ by creating living tissue.
  1. The consequences of cloning humans: Some people argue that cloning humans would backfire on humanity in a similar way that nuclear research did. For instance, cloning would lead to human and animal rights debacle because there would be a controversy of whether to treat a clone humanely, with human or animal rights or as property, which have no rights and could be sold by their creators and/or owners. Obviously, a clone would be a sentient being, and they have entitled to the same rights that any human (if it’s a human) or animal (if it’s an animal) has. Of course, things like this do tend to be complicated, especially when humans don’t consider other humans to be, well, human just because of how they were created.

Overall, stem cell research can be good for society.