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Holby City storyline on MND

We are aware that an episode of Holby City was broadcast on the 5 December in which there was reference to an MND cure or ‘reversal’ which is hugely misleading. A number of people affected by MND have contacted us to express their displeasure regarding the storyline and we have contacted the BBC for a response too.

The Association has previously worked closely with Hollyoaks and Casualty on MND related storylines, but had no contact from Holby City to support or advise their writers or actors in this instance. Whilst we understand that soaps need dramatic storylines, the references to an MND ‘cure’ or ‘reversal’ linked to stem cell therapy is misleading and has been upsetting to many people affected by this devastating disease.

You can find more information on stem cell therapy, stem cell treatment and our stem cell policy on our Research pages.

 

06/12/17

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