Digital Media Center
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Gate 61
920 Paul Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0370
(800) 654-4262

© 2024 Alabama Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
WUAL is an auxiliary transmitter as we upgrade the main transmitter.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Enter for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

A woman who's helped save millions of lives is being celebrated in her hometown

LEILA FADEL, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Leila Fadel. A woman who's helped save millions of lives is being celebrated in her hometown. Roanoke, Va., is unveiling plans for a statue of Henrietta Lacks. She died of cancer in 1951, but cell samples taken from her, without her knowledge, are described as immortal. They have been used to study cancer treatments and to develop the polio and COVID-19 vaccines. Her statue will stand in a plaza bearing her name. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

News from Alabama Public Radio is a public service in association with the University of Alabama. We depend on your help to keep our programming on the air and online. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.