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Jennifer Glancey, Communications Assistant

Henrietta Lacks and her legacy

Posted on: Thursday, 13th October 2022 by

This Black History Month we're remembering and paying tribute to Henrietta Lacks.

Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta was born in Virginia in 1920. In 1951, the young mother of five visited the hospital complaining of vaginal bleeding, and was diagnosed with aggressive cervical cancer. A small piece of tissue sample had been taken from her, to diagnose and treat her.