Grandparents: Still Searching for the Perfect Xmas Gift? How About Stem Cells?


It's too late for current grandchildren, but granddads and grandmoms overseas are already giving gift vouchers from companies that will extract and store stem cells taken from the umbilical cords of future grandchildren. Such vouchers might become popular stocking stuffers for Christmases yet to come.

With a apologies to Hallmark cards, I can see a new holiday slogan: When you care enough to give the very best, give Smart Cells International.

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  1. Wow three posts from Ron Bailey. Way to show the Festivus spirit 🙂

  2. This gives me an idea as what to make for x-mas dinner. Mmm…sausage.

  3. I’d rather have a stem gobbler.

  4. You know what I think would be a good present for the readers of this site? Removing Matt Furey’s Carpet Humper picture with something less objectionable.

  5. OOOOOOPS! I meant “replacing,” not, “removing.”

    Stupid, Stupid, Stupid me.

  6. The real question is how will the taxes work out. How exactly does one compute the interest on a regrown foreskin and are there penalties for early withdrawal? And to think there are all those grandparents wasting money on a college fund. Chumps!

  7. This is OT, but as there are no “War on Terror” threads today, there’s nowhere else to put it.

    On December 21 at 3:10 PM, Jacob Sullum wrote: “I fully expect this increasingly moldy speechwriter’s nugget to survive the New Year in slightly modified form: ‘The PATRIOT Act expired on December 31, but the terrorist threat did not.'”

    In a written statement released “late” on December 21, after the compromise extension of the PATRIOT Act, George W. Bush said: “The act will expire next summer, but the terrorist threat to America will not expire on that schedule.”

    I think Jacob should win some kind of prescience award (or he’s secretly drafting speeches for the White House).

  8. If I don’t get my X-Box the terrorists win…

  9. Reminds of an episode of Futurama where the Professor spends a tax refund on a jar of stem cells that when smeared on his face make him appear younger.

    As for Festivus, it aint over until Ron pins me!

  10. “If I don’t get my X-Box the terrorists win…”

    Was playing a demo Xbox 360 in Wal*Mart a couple of nights ago.

    Evidently hitting the start button to go to the controller settings panel in Call of Duty 2 will lock that sucker up solid.



  11. Ron, Great seeing you in Montreal the other week. I have been meaning to get back in touch, but this Hwang thing has been . . . well, it’s a sore spot right now, but we just gotta stay on message and the share value should come back — hell, if we play this right it will probably get better. I mean, Hwang wouldn’t have been in such an allfired hurry if this whole industry were anywhere near capitalized as much as it should be. I hope you enjoyed that literature I gave you to read — you know its riveting stuff when each page gets its own serial number, lol. Thanks for the holiday shout out. Look fwd to doing biziness with you in the future.

  12. Its mispelled because The Man took my lower case “d.”

  13. Microsoft sucks.

    Xbox sucks — it’s just a trumped up, proprietary computer.

  14. It’s too late for current grandchildren…

    No it isn’t. You can could potentially just buy donor cord blood stemcells. I’ll ask my wife (who works with that stuff in her lab all the time) about it.

  15. Not only smartcells will help you on this …. any blood bank would do it… i asked Cells Limited and they sorted out a a gift cert for my son. You can have a look at their site

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