Is mRNA technology the most exciting advance in medicine?

Is mRNA technology the most exciting advance in medicine?

A My Medical Choice member recently went for an operation at a private London hospital. Of course, because she was a member, she was prepped on what questions to ask and knew in advance the medical interventions she wanted to refuse.

One of her questions concerned the anaesthetic and any injectables she would be expected to have. She asked if any of the drugs used in the procedure contained mRNA. The consultant told her – with regret – that no, there was no mRNA technology involved in the procedure at all.

However, the consultant also expressed his excitement that soon mRNA technology would no longer be confined to Covid vaccinations, but would become an essential part of all pharmaceutical drugs, from pills, vaccines and other injections, treatments for serious illness, such as cancer and diabetes, and possibly in anaesthetic, too. Obviously, such treatments would not be confined solely to private patients, and would be used generally in healthcare – including in the NHS.

Our member was, of course not impressed with this information.

Some Concerns Using mRNA Technology within Medicine

As we know, there are some dissenting voices who are concerned that mRNA technology possibly has gene-editing capabilities and is really modRNA (RNS that has been modified – as with GMO foods, as a basic comparison). And there is also the possibility of such technology being transferred to patients who don’t want it via ‘stealth’ – blood transfusion being the most obvious one, but also stem cells, organ donation, and so on.

Potential Long-Term Effects: Some people are worried about the long-term impact of mRNA technology because it’s a relatively new approach in medicine. Since it involves introducing genetic material into cells to produce proteins, there are concerns about whether these genetic changes could have unintended consequences over time. People wonder if the effects might not show up immediately and could only become apparent after years or even decades.

Ethical Considerations: Another concern is the ethical aspect of using mRNA technology. Some worry that this technology could potentially be used for gene editing, which might open the door to altering human traits or characteristics beyond just treating diseases. There’s a fear that it might lead to designer babies or other forms of genetic manipulation that raise ethical questions about tampering with the natural order.

But the majority of the medical profession appear to have no such concerns and are looking forward to its eventual inclusion in most drugs and treatments.

Whatever one chooses, My Medical Choice believe in bodily autonomy, and making sure a person is informed so as to make the decision that best suits their circumstances or beliefs. My Medical Choice have simplified this by creating a system that encompasses a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), an Advanced Decision Notice (ADN), also known as a Living Will, and many other options that will help you achieve bodily autonomy.

My Medical Choice is not here to judge your decision, it is about empowering people to have control over their own healthcare.

My Medical Choice is all about your Medical Autonomy in healthcare and making sure the emergency team treating you follows your specific wishes. When used correctly, it is a powerful system that can notify medical teams about allergies, procedures etc., right down to more personalised decisions such as people concerned about mRNA in blood, and/or, wanting a solution to vaccinated blood (as listed in the examples in some articles).

Just a friendly reminder that no information in this publication constitutes legal or medical advice from My Medical Choice or any of our affiliates and the contents of this document are for educational and support purposes only.