The Evolution of HeLa Timeline

Events

George Gey takes samples of Henrietta's cells

1951

George Gey cultures Henrietta's cells

Jan 2 1951

Henrietta Lacks dies of cervical cancer

Oct. 4 1951

Henrietta's cells shipped through mail. HeLa is now being shipped all over world

Jan 1, 1952

HeLa factory opened at Tuskgee Institute. HeLa is sent to labs and researchers

Jan. 2, 1952

HeLa factory opened at Tuskgee Institute. HeLa is sent to labs and researchers

Jan. 2, 1952