Did you know that your menstrual blood was chock full of valuable stem cells?!? Yeah, me neither! But according to a company called C'elle, the gunk that we ladies normally just soak up in a tampon and chuck in the trash is rife with possibilities:
Stem cells from menstrual blood may potentially be utilized in the future to treat a host of life-threatening and debilitating medical conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's, osteoporosis, and spinal cord injury, just to name a few.
Which is why C'elle (get it—a fancy, French-sounding way to say "cell") is offering consumers a chance to collect their Red Menace and have it flash-frozen—just in case, on the off chance, technology can one day figure out something to do with it! Isn't that awesome?!? And it'll only cost you $499 for the initial sign-up fee, collection kit (would that be something akin to the Diva and a couple test tubes?), and pre-paid Fed Ex label, so you can send what they refer to as your "monthly miracle" back to the lab pronto. You then get charged a very reasonable $99 a year for storage after that. Freezin' Auntie Flo don't come cheap!
Oh lord, please don't let this be a hoax!
(Thank you, Ms. Ziss, for bringing this to my attention!)