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Share Your Story and Join the Conversation.

If you have read The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, we want to hear from you!

Visit the Readers Talk page on

Since the book was published, readers of all kinds — scientists, teachers, nurses, librarians, members of book groups, high school and college kids, people old and young from all over the world — have emailed, written to and faxed author Rebecca Skloot sharing their thoughts about HeLa, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. So many readers have been personally touched by her story. We want to hear from you too!

Tell us what you think in a short video. Did the book change the way you think about cells, science, medical practices, research, race, American history, the way cancer is treated? What is your relationship to HeLa? Did HeLa cells help save your life of the life of someone you love? Did the book change how you think about your own research? Were you touched by the story of Henrietta’s family? If the book moved you, we want to hear about it.

Share Your Story – Submit Your Own Video

It’s simple. Record a short video (target length: one minute) and share what The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has meant to you. Your webcam or a cell phone/digital camera’s video function is perfect. Three easy ways to get your video to us:

Post the video to Facebook. Go to the Henrietta Lacks Facebook page, click the “video” link at the top of the wall, and then select “record video.” Your video will record and post right there on the wall – easy as that!

Post the video to YouTube. Then send an email with a link to your video to

Deliver the video via file sharing site. Upload the video to YouSendIt or another file sharing site. Then send an email with download information for your video to

Two important details:
(1) Please do not have any music playing in the background and
(2) Please tag your video “HenriettaLacksReadersTalk.”

If your video is chosen, we will be in touch and will ask you to sign a release so we can feature the video here on the Readers Talk page.

Want to share your story but can’t send video?

Visit the HeLa Forum on Rebecca
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