Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Artificial Blood now considered a deadly idea

Wow, talk about a blow to our vision of the collective future. You remember the forecast that in the near future there would be no need for blood donations or if you needed blood for an operation, well they would just have some artificial blood already? Well it would seem that those days are farther off than we thought, and might be a lot closer to impossible than we thought. What initially
seemed so promising, being universally compatible and had a three-year shelf life (unrefrigerated), has instead proved to be possibly fatal, with a 30% increase in mortality. The performance has been so dismal that An editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association has called for a halt to trials. That's pretty damning criticism.

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